Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has appointed a 9-member committee to advise on reopening of schools. – By Prudence Wanza
The committee will be chaired by Dr. Sarah Ruto, the Chairperson of Kenya Institute for Curriculum Development.
Other members of the Committee are drawn from Secondary and primary school head, Private schools, international schools, Kenya Institute for Special Education, Kenya Special Schools Heads Association and Parents’ associations.
The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops, National Council of Churches of Kenya and Muslim Education Council are also members of the committee.
Senior Officers at the Teachers Service Commission (TS), Ministry of Health, Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC), and Ministry of Education are listed as ex-official members.
The committee is expected to review and reorganize the school calendar as well as advise on the health and safety measures to be put in place for the learners, teachers, and the entire school community.
They will also identify institutions that may have been adversely affected by covid-19 and advise on mitigation and recovery measures.
The committee will advise the cabinet Secretary on the general impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the demand for education by poor households and suggest mitigation.
The Committee’s Secretariat will be located at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development.