List of Public Schools with Confirmed Covid-19 Cases; The following Schools have Reported Covid-19 Infections within Two Weeks
The government is starting to feel the heat of Covid 19 in schools barely days after Education CS Professor George Magoha said that the reported cases were a mere drop in the ocean hence not worth the concern.
The constant reduction of covid-19 cases for two weeks with a positivity rate of less than 5% prompted the first phase of reopening schools in Kenya.
This saw grade four,class eight and form four candidates resume face to face learning on the 12th of October.
Many of these students have not however adhered to the MOE reopening guidelines after reporting to schools without masks.
Others claim that they cannot afford the masks.
The undertones of this claim is simple – the government should begin supplying the masks to the children from poor backgrounds as promised.
The prototype desks are already being delivered to schools.
There has been fear in schools following the surging numbers of victims of Covid 19 infections.
Tononoka secondary school,Star of the sea primary school both in Mombasa, Muumandu secondary school in Machakos county and other schools in Nandi County have recently hit the headlines.
Teachers have also not been spared by the second wave aftera some were quarantined and the affected schools shut down for 14 days.
Consequently, the Government has suspended the second phase opening schools until further notice.
Thiswould have seen the PP1-PP2,Grade1-3,Class5-7 and form 1-3 return to schools for in-person learning.
Meanwhile, Education CS Professor George Magoha has made it clear that schools will not be closed for those already in.
This announcement has been received with mixed reactions with some teachers and learners fearing for their safety within the school set up.
The latest news hitting our newsdesk indicate that the virus is currently wreaking havoc at Friends School Kamusinga Boys, a National School located in the Western part of the country.
According to inner sources, a student has tested positive for the virus.
These reports are indeed cultivating fear among the parents,teachers and students.
Should the government now blink first and close the schools?