“SCHOOLS MAY REOPEN EARLIER THAN THE PROJECTED DATE,” MAGOHA SAYS.

Education Cabinet Minister, Professor Magoha has hinted that the Ministry is now exploring ways to make schools safer for re-opening.

Prof. Magoha, speaking in Migori County where he toured institutions to assess their preparedness, said if the trend continues and the curve flattens, then his ministry will take another look at the academic calendar.

“You’re aware the virus is starting to look like it is going to stagnate…we’re saying, should the situation change, we shall be ready and willing to look at the scenario once again in the interest of our children,” stated the CS.

He added that the government is willing to open schools but must be sure that the children will be safe once learning resumes.

“As far as the government is concerned, ours is to open the learning institutions like yesterday…the bottom-line is our children should be reasonably safe when they return.

“We’re doing everything possible including ensuring that water sources and sanitizers are available… we’re even in the process of providing masks where possible,” he added.

However,the Education Minister has insisted that the schools will be only be reopened once the ministry is sure children will be safe in the institutions upon resumption.

Migori County Governor Okoth Obado urged all parents to take care of their children while at home to avoid the increasing early teenage pregnancies due to the prolonged stay at home.

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