Kaptembwa MCA Peter Kajwang’ has strongly backed the idea to have schools resume this year.
Addressing media on Monday at Nakuru West Secondary School,MCA Kajwang’ stated that COVID-19 has been there for the last six months and Kenyans have learnt the protocols to follow.
He is however quick to note that the resumption of schools does not mean the Ministry of Health guidelines should not be followed.
The MCA states that schools have a mandate to ensure observance of the MOH guidelines COVID-19.
Kajwang’ lauding the stakeholders in the Education sector for coming up with the recommendations that will see schools resume without interrupting the education calendar.
“As a leader I welcome the idea of schools resuming this year. I hope all the learning institutions will adhere to the Ministry of Health guidelines even as this development takes place” said MCA Kajwang’.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) on Monday ordered both primary and secondary school teachers to report back to learning institutions by September 28 ahead of the eventual reopening of schools.
TSC Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia said teachers are prepared to recover the time lost due to a nationwide coronavirus-triggered closure of schools in mid-March.
Macharia made the announcement after meeting with education stakeholders convened by Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD).
“We ask our teachers to report to school on Monday, September 28 to prepare for the eventual opening of schools, so our teachers can report any day between now and Monday and start preparing schools,” said Macharia.
Magoha, who has cautiously evaded to publicly comment on the reopening of learning institutions said: “I think it’s about time to call our children back to school.”
Magoha however said they will issue dates for re-opening after ‘appropriate government machinery has gone through the plans.’