MAGOHA INSPECTS SCHOOLS IN VIHIGA AND KAKAMEGA COUNTIES TO ASSESS THEIR READINESS AHEAD OF THE SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 REOPENING DATE
Education CS Professor George Magoha has today inspected some schools in the Western region of Kenya in Kakamega and Vihiga Counties to assess the readiness of schools ahead of the September 2020 reopening date.
Some of the key areas that the Magoha-led inspection is targeting include availability of water and other facilities likely to facilitate a smooth reopening of schools during this Covid-ridden era.
Replying to the tweet by the ministry of education about the inspection, Peter Wanjohi said that the CS may be too idle since whatever he is doing is a waste of time. Besides, school heads can give a more comprehensive report on the same.
Other Kenyans challenged the CS to start with counties within the North-Eastern region since that is where the buck stops especially when it comes to the availability of water.
BOM TEACHERS’ SALARIES
Some Kenyans wondered how the CS can be very busy inspecting schools in preparation for reopening yet over 120, 000 teachers are staring at imminent starvation following unpaid salaries for over three months now.
“What about FSE and FPE funds for BOM and PTA teachers? How can you plan on reopening schools with over 120, 000 hungry teachers?” wrote one of the critics.
The issue of BOM teachers’ salaries is yet to be fully addressed by the government despite the numerous complaints being channeled to the education ministry.