KNUT SECRETARY General Wilson Sossion asks the government to consider pushing the national examinations to next year following the disruption of learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking in Nairobi, Sossion said that the government should first focus on fighting the virus before thinking of re-opening learning institutions saying that the lives of teachers and learners should be prioritized in the decision-making process.
“We would rather have all our children staying at home, safe and alive, and repeating a year rather than sending them to school to die. The world will not come to an end if we suspend certain matters,” said Sossion.
He added that a majority of the country’s teachers are above 50 years of age hence have a higher risk of contracting Covid-19 if exposed, in the slightest manner, to the disease.