Parents asked to prepare for early reopening of schools

The Kenya National Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) is calling on parents to prepare to take their children back to school sooner than January next year.

KUPPET Secretary General Akelo Misori urged the Government to consider reopening learning institutions in October this year for the 2nd academic term following a drop in COVID-19 cases.

Misori who is a member of a task force tasked by the Ministry of Education to formulate the COVID-19 protocols before schools are reopened said that based on the current trend of low COVID-19 infections in the country, the Ministry of Education should reconsider its earlier advisory.

He however challenged the government to support private schools resume physical classes since most of them are grappling with limited space for expansion.

Among issues that have posed a challenge is social distancing even as the government has rolled out an ambitious plan to supply public schools with furniture at a cost of Ksh 1.9 billion to facilitate the same.