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"Schools To Remain Closed?", Parents & Education Officials Say Raising Concerns After Uhuru's Orders

Several officials from the ministry of education have raised their concerns and opinions after the latest back to school directives given by President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday where he revealed that all learners were to go back to school as per the education calendar without any interference.

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While giving a speech on labor day, President Uhuru Kenyatta stated that this was a move which was meant to ensure that education goes in the country and at the same time urged Kenyans to make sure they follow all the Covid-19 prevention measures in order to reduce the number of Covid-19 infections in Kenya.

However, in what might be considered as turn of events, parents along with different education shareholders have revealed that the president's idea was not that thoughtful and at the same time welcoming because according to them, they raised their concerns on school reopening as well as the current Covid-19 situation in Kenya.

Reports received from different education officials revealed that they were worried on what was going to happen if the number of Covid-19 infections in Kenya rose after resumption of schools. Adding on top this point, they also stated that they didn't want to be in a position where alot of teachers were going to loose their lives over the same incident.

Due to this reason, the have called upon president Uhuru Kenyatta along with the ministry of health to come clean and reveal how they were going to make sure that these kids along with their teachers are protected from Covid-19.

Their remarks have sparked alot of mixed reactions from Kenyans who seemed to have different opinions and suggestions on the matter. With a section of Kenyans claiming that maybe this was the right thing to do in order to not interfere with kids schooling, others went ahead and sided with them urging Uhuru to review this directives.

According to most Kenyans, they claimed that maybe this was the best thing to do in order for him for the ministry of education and health to come up with a solution of what needed to be done on the same issue.

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