Parents and teachers are questioning the government’s plan to partially reopen schools for candidates to prepare for national examinations.
They questioned the plan after the government listed 460 schools, mostly boarding, and colleges, that would be turned into emergency medical facilities should the number of coronavirus patients overwhelm the country’s facilities.
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s announcement that recalls all the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) to sit for tests has now added more confusion.
Parents Association National Chairman Nicholas Maiyo spoke to a local media station about how he has received pleas from guardians to reject the announcement. Guardians now want schools to reopen once the virus is contained.
No parent will allow their child back to school before coronavirus is contained. Parents are afraid, the government must contain the pandemic firstNicholas Maiyo
Teachers have proposed that if the partial opening is to succeed, it must happen before the end of June, putting more pressure on the government to contain the virus spread.
The Education Ministry is now working on scenarios to be rolled out to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the school calendar.
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