CS Magoha set to meet Uhuru to discuss the possibility of full re-opening of schools

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By Mourice Seretta 

Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha has said the ministry will on Wednesday meet President Uhuru Kenyatta over a plan to fully reopen learning institutions.

Speaking on Monday in Mukuru Primary School while inspecting the delivery of desks bought under the Sh 1.9 billion tender stimulus package initiated by President Kenyatta, Magoha said that the children are better at school hinting at the possibility of earlier reopening amid a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases.

“Opening for other students there is consultations in all government levels. On Wednesday we will engage the President then we will call for our internal meeting,” Magoha said.

CS Magoha further called for calm noting that the ministry was handling the breakout of Covid-19 at Maranda High school insisting that the matter “is under control and the students are being isolated.”

“As we watch this week lets us not be too intrusive. We are hoping for the very best. At the right time we shall open for the rest of the students” Magoha said.

Magoha also noted that all schools have complied with what is required except one school, which he declined to name on basis of giving them a chance to get their act in order.

Magoha further said Education ministry officials have been deployed across the nation to ensure the desks are delivered as per government specifications.

“Every school in Nairobi shall get the desks. Payment will be through M-Pesa. There is a small percentage of artisans who haven’t been cooperative,” he said.

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