Government to issue free masks to needy students

The government has announced that it will release free masks to be issued to pupils whose parents are unable to purchase them.

Speaking at the Kisumu National Polytechnic on Wednesday, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha urged parents and teachers to ensure that other students have bought theirs when school resumes.

The CS who spoke during a tour to ascertain whether the institution is ready for the phased reopening said the decision to reopen the school for the three classes will be used as a guideline in observing how the situation unfolds.

He said that if the model works, the Ministry will conduct thorough consultations after which all classes will resume in-person learning.