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Why Schools Might Not Reopen as Scheduled Despite President Uhuru's Directive(Opinion)

On 26th March,parents, students and teachers were hit by the government directive to close all schools and suspend physical learning in all levels of learning institutions. The government gave the directive in order to curb the spread of Covid-19 infections in the country that has been on the rise. This led Uhuru to also lock five counties and implement the curfew across the country.

However,on Saturday during the Labour day celebrations,President Uhuru kenyatta said that schools will be reopened on may 10,as it was scheduled by the Ministry of Education, amid high coronavirus infection rates.

Unfortunately, schools might not reopen despite President Uhuru Kenyatta announcing that schools will reopen as scheduled.

According to WHO and UNICEF,schools should only reopen if a country records a positivity rate of five per cent over a period of four weeks. Unfortunately, Kenya has been recorded a positivity rate of 15 per cent in the past two days.

Additionally,teachers,learners and school workers were supposed to be vaccinated with Covid-19 vaccine but so far they have not been vaccinated as it is required.

These reasons have posed a threat to the reopening of schools as it was scheduled.

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