The recent surge of positive corona virus cases recorded in the country could have a negative implication on the new school calendar that was developed after learners missed the better part of last year following the suspension of learning activities.
Their is fear that the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic could affect the reopening of schools that had been scheduled for May 10 for the third term and this was to apply for all grades except for learners in the fourth grade.
The government had planned to have the teaching workforce vaccinated before the schools reopened but to date, seventy percent of the 387,000 of teachers in the country are yet to be inoculated which further complicates the conundrum.
Statistics indicate that only 106,000 teachers have received the jab which means only that number will be safe to hold face to face learning and interact with learners on a daily basis.
Unicef and WHO advise that schools should only reopen when the infection curve is below the six percent mark but the recent surge has seen the infection rate hit the fifteen percent mark which means resumption of learning activities would be a big gamble.
The cessation of movement ban in and out of Nairobi, Kiambu, Kajiado, Machakos and Nakuru is yet to be reviewed and so are the curfew hours which casts doubts at how learners will be able to return to school in the stated month.
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