MAGOHA CASTIGATES PARENTS PUSHING FOR SCHOOLS’ REOPENING, GIVES FINAL UPDATE AHEAD OF PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA’S ADDRESS ON SATURDAY
“IF YOU HAVE NO TIME FOR YOUR CHILD, THEN PERHAPS YOU HAVE NO BUSINESS CREATING A CHILD, ” SAID CS MAGOHA
Education CS Professor George Magoha has heavily criticized parents who are pushing for schools’ reopening amidst the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The CS said he does not understand the logic behind this irrational move especially given that parents should be the first teachers to their children
The CS said this as he received the final report on the reopening of schools in Kenya today.
“If you have no time for your child, then perhaps you have no business creating a child. Spend time with your child…learning starts at home and starts with the family; so we can all go back to our families, please, and start teaching our children,” said the CS.
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GO BACK TO YOUR FAMILIES PLEASE AND START TEACHING YOUR CHILDREN, CS MAGOHA
The CS further challenged Kenyan parents to go back to the roots, their families, and start teaching their children since learning starts at home.
He added that parents and or guardians play a pivotal role in forming their kids’ behavior. Parents should, therefore, protect their children from all forms of vices in the society.
CS Magoha’s warning comes at a time when cases of offenses against children are on an upward trend daily.
According to DCI reports, the perpetrators of these offenses are taking advantage of school-going children via online platforms.
In four such cases, the predators are said to have sent messages to children undergoing online learning via digital platforms such as Zoom, requesting them for their nude images among other despicable acts.
ATTACHED BELOW IS THE FULL DCI REPORT ON THE DISTURBING TREND OF OFFENCES AGAINST SCHOOL-GOING CHILDREN DURING THESE COVID- 19 PANDEMIC TIMES
PRESIDENT UHURU’S FULL SPEECH ON SCHOOLS’ REOPENING
The CS said that the President will provide further direction this weekend, on Saturday regarding the extended closure of schools in Kenya.
President Uhuru is expected to give a national address tomorrow now that curfew restrictions that have been enforced for the last one month are set to expire soon.
OPEN SECRET; SCHOOLS MAY REMAIN CLOSED LONGER, CS MAGOHA
The CS also added that schools may remain closed for an extended period given that some of them are currently being used as coronavirus isolation centers.
“It will look like an open secret –the status of schools’ reopening because as we speak 351 public schools are being used by the Government… you have seen all over the world, nobody has opened any school when the pandemic is still spiking,” said CS Magoha as he was receiving the final report by the national covid 19 education response committee in Nairobi today.