Kenya finally reopens schools after a long break due to the COVID-19 pandemicDevdiscourse News Desk | Nairobi | Updated: 12-10-2020 11:45 IST | Created: 12-10-2020 11:45 IST
Kenya has re-opened schools from today, October 12 after a long break due to the COVID-19 pandemic that forced closure in March, according to a news report by Capital News.
The Ministry of Education has allowed learners in Grade 4, Standard 8, and Form 4 to start reporting to school for physical learning, as parents await to known when other classes will resume.
The Ministry of Education @EduMinKenya wishes the very best to all learners of Grade 4, Class 8 & Form Four as they reopen schools to commence their Second Term of 2020. We are confident our gallant teachers & parents will do all they can to ensure compliance to #COVID19 rules.— EduMinKenya (@EduMinKenya) October 12, 2020
"Teachers must ensure that the learners are well protected and they have masks on, " he added.
George Magoha has said that teachers are completely responsible to ensure hygiene measures are maintained, through hand-washing in all schools.
"That is very important because it will help to know who has a preexisting condition so as to get special COVID-19 attention," he said.
One of the major concerns during the COVID-19 break was early pregnancies among learners who were at home so Magoha has said after the resumption of schools no girl will be denied a chance to resume studies because of pregnancy.