Government to implement second phase of school opening in two weeks

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has hinted that the second phase of schools re-opening might be implemented in two weeks’ time.

Speaking while leading the inspection of school reopening at Nairobi Primary and Olympic Primary the CS urged parents to start preparing the rest of their children to resume learning.

“The Ministry will observe the situation in one or two weeks, then we shall recall the other children,” said Prof Magoha.

On Monday, the first phase of schools re-opening kicked off which saw grade 4, Class 8 and Form Four learners to resume learning for their second term.

Magoha however said visiting of children by parents and relatives will be restricted.

“Unless a child has a pre-existing condition, unnecessary school visits should be stopped,” he said.

Emergency

He added that institutions may also be required to compile bio-data of all learners should there be a spike in Covid-19 cases.

“As we open, schools will be required to compile bio-data of all children and should there be an emergency. Every teacher shall be a guardian,” said Prof Magoha.