Education CS rules out either closure or reopening of schools

 There is no plan to close Kenyan schools again in the looming 2nd wave of covid-19 infections, education CS Prof Magoha has said.

Magoha addressed the media after a tour of several schools in Mumias and Malaba on Friday.

He indicated that 3 million learners in Class 8, Grade 4 and Form Four resumed learning in the first phase of re-opening.

 The Education Ministry was working closely with the Interior Ministry in monitoring the current situation

“No one is thinking of reopening the schools and no one is thinking of closing them down, if a decision is to be made, it will be made based on facts,” Magoha said.

 The cs said his visit to western was meant to dispel rumors rife in the media that the government was yet to deliver desks as promised.

 “I want to debunk reports that the desks have been delayed, this is not true we are demanding quality, there was a story on Citizen about someone saying he has not been awarded the tender to supply desks, this is not true, he got a 30% of the total order,” Magoha said.

He further dismissed reports that several schools had missed out on the ongoing Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) assessment. As he sort to assure that, the assessment is an ongoing activity that will ensure all students are assessed.