Parents in last minute rush as Uhuru maintains School dates

President Uhuru Kenyatta reassured parents that in-person learning will resume on January 4, 2021, even as teachers raised concern over COVID-19 safety protocols. – By Gerald Gekara.

He urged parents and concerned government agencies to ensure that health standards are upheld in schools.

“I wish them all well and I want to assure them and their parents, as well as their guardians that my Government will do everything in its power to ensure their health and safety remains our foremost consideration,” he said.

As a result, parents have begun shopping ahead of the Monday opening date.

In a bid to restock on non-fitting items, parents have reportedly thronged school uniform distributors after almost a year without use.

In other cases, online shopping platforms have recorded increased traffic as parents stock stationery as well as school shoes.

As more people travel back to the city, motorists expect a high influx of traffic, amid construction works that are taking place all over Nairobi City.

Prof. George Magoha in his address, spoke to school heads, urging them to channel resources into building more facilities that will ensure social distancing.

While touring a school in Babadogo, Magoha promised that the students coming in from private schools will be accommodated despite fears of overcrowding in public schools.