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Schools Reopening In Dilemma As Parents And Teachers Raise Eyebrows Over Safety Of Learners.

Yesterday, the head of state President Uhuru Kenyatta, announced new corona virus containment measures that are aimed at reducing the spread of corona among Kenyans.

The president lifted the cessation of movement in the counties that were under lock down, he also reviewed the curfew hours, and the president opened all learning institutions across the nation.

Following this announcement, Parents and headteachers have raised concerns on the preparedness of schools as the government says school reopening is May 10.

Parents and school heads raised eyebrows over funding, vaccination for teachers, learners and non teaching staff and whether schools are well-equipped to implement the health guidelines and protocols meant to curb the spread of covid-19 in schools.

Kenya Primary Schools Headteachers Association (KEPSHA) chairman, Johnson Nzioka, said the government has not released funds for this term that will allow schools to buy equipments used to curb the spread of corona.

Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) Deputy Secretary-General Moses Nthurima also asked the government to speed up the release of funds to schools.

Parents interviewed yesterday after the president's announcement on labour day said the Ministry of Education must ensure the health protocols developed last year must be followed by everyone in the schools to the latter.

Some also said the government through the ministry of education should ensure every student has face masks. They added that the masks should be supplied by the government as some parents are very poor and cannot afford to buy face masks.

Some parents applauded the president for the move he took as they claimed learning will not end because of the covid-19 pandemic which i hear to stay. They claimed that people should learn to live with corona.

Do you really think that the president took the right decision of opening up the economy and opening all learning institutions?

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