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School Reopening Updates: Education Ministry Sets A New Pace

The Ministry of Education this afternoon confirmed sending 14.35 billion shillings to public primary schools under the Free Basic Education Programme, and about 13.19 billion shillings for Free Day Secondary Education (FDSE). The ministry has also sent 1.17 billion shillings for Free Primary Education (FPE).

This is a good move by the Education Ministry though some netizens think that the government ought to have disbursed the funds long ago to enable schools to set necessary arrangements ahead of reopening.

"How did you expect them to adequately prepare for the reopening of schools without resources? A good way to pass the buck to teachers so that they can bear the brunt of criticism for "not doing anything yet they had the money"!! Now you expect miracles by Monday morning?!" @KiwoiKiwoi wrote.

Other events of the day by the Ministry included a visit to Maasai Mara University by Dairus Mogaka( Director University Education) to inspect COVID-19 prevention measures as students resume physical learning.

Me. Elias Abdi, Director-General, also visited Kenyatta Primary School in Lamu where he addressed the teachers on preparedness for schools reopening.

All the activities of the day by the ministry of education show how committed the ministry is to see learners get back to class.

Earlier in the day, Chief Administrative Secretary Zack Kinuthia posted that there is no going back and that schools must reopen.

I understand some are opposed to the move but at times, we have to make hard decisions to succeed. There shall not be an agreed time to reopen schools, the time is now.

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Dairus Mogaka( Education Ministry Elias Abdi Free Day Secondary Education Kenyatta

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