TSC: Shocking Details Emerge after KESSHA reports the death of 13 Principals barely two months since schools reopened
School Principals in Kenya: It is now nearly two months since schools were partially reopened in the country after a six months long break necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The most recent report by the Kenya SecondarySchool Heads Association (Kessha) is what has puzzled many.
Kessha announced that 13 principals have so far succumbed to corona since the partial reopening of schools in October.
These revelations come even as more schools reported an increased number of students and teachers who have contracted the virus following the resurgence of the pandemic.
Among the 13 principals who have died is the Tononoka High School principal. 11 teachers also tested positive for the viral disease at Tononoka.
“I want you to know this disease is here and is affecting us. Parents should be vigilant. We advise [you to ensure] children get used to the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health,” said Kessha’s chairman Kahi Indimuli who is also the principal at Machakos Boys High School.
Schools are expected to reopen fully in January for second term learning under the disrupted 2020 academic year that is set to end on July 16, 2021.
Schools that have so far been closed duento the pandemic include Kolanya Boys High School in Busia County, Mama Ngina Girls High School, Tononoka Boys Secondary School and Star of the Sea Girls Secondary School all in Mombasa County, and Lporos Primary School in Samburu.
According to the Kenya National Union of Teachers, at least 20 teachers have succumbed to the virus and many others are hospitalised.
On Monday this week, a female form four student at Lureko Secondary School in Mumias West Constituency died of Covid-19 related complications.
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Last week, at least 68 Form Four students at Bahati Girls tested positive for the virus while in Kolanya Boys, 52 students, six teachers and two subordinate staff contracted the virus. School Principals in Kenya.