Kenya seems to be heading to a safer side after a series of encouraging results on Covid 19. The ministry of health has recorded positivity rates of over the past week respectively. This is really positive in terms of the continuity of the nation.
All primary and secondary schools were scheduled to reopen as from May this year. We are only remaining with one month and about two weeks to resumption. With this short period and noting that the pandemic is still with us, then it is my opinion that the state is not yet safe.
Primary and secondary school children are considered young and very vulnerable to contraction of the viruses that causes Covid-19. Since the rates are yet to be too low such that the school environment could be safe for the young children, I suggest that their resumption should be pushed to August when the virus could have possibly reduced within the country.
On the other hand, since we have been able to reach at a positivity rate of 10%, it is possibly predictable that the pandemic could be defeated within a short cloze of time. People being vaccinated are increasing everyday and this continuously makes citizens safe from the pandemic. Therefore, the university students can be allowed to resume on may as they are more mature to take instructions without much supervision.
This will ensure safety for the learner's, teachers as well as the support stuff during this times of the pandemic.
Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof George Magoha
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