Education Ministry has been given up to tomorrow to announce the resumption date of learning. Further, George Magoha must clarify openly to Kenyans, about the new basic education calendar and tertiary calendar for learning institutions as announced by President Kenyatta on Madaraka celebration last month.
Speaking at Harambee house on Tuesday, President Kenyatta announced that the Ministry of Education will update the country on the mandatory level of preparedness required by all stakeholders and school administrators as well as leaders of Teachers Training Colleges.
June 4 had been set by the Ministry of Education, as the re-opening date but the tone changed due to the high spread of Covid-19 cases that saw CS Magoha on May change the plans noting that he was not ready to gamble with the lives of students.
The president admitted that the country is currently divided into two rights dilemma on whether to reopen schools or not.
In a meeting between President Kenyatta and health experts, it was agreed tha the country has reached a reasonable level of preparedness for reopening. With this expert opinion president Kenyatta assured the country that there will be a phased reopening.
Uhuru however said should the situation deteriorate the country will have to revert to a lockdown.
He however said that after 21 days of studying interactions and spread of the disease. The country might have no choice but return to lockdown if the situation worsens
Health CAS Dr Aman Rashid said on Sunday that it is impossible for the government to test over 300,000 before before the scheduled reopening and even after 14 days as spearhede by Education CS George Magoha.
Aman said the situation is made worse by the cost of conducting the tests and difficulties being experienced in the supply lines.
This comes after Education CS George Magoha said that all teachers and support staff be tested for the Coronavirus before schools resume as it will require over ksh. 1billion to conduct the process.