90 per cent of schools ready for reopening, Machogu says

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has today Thursday May 9, inspected the readiness of Karen C Secondary school to reopen for Term Two on Monday. Photo: courtesy.

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has revealed that at least 90 per cent of primary and secondary schools across the country are ready for the re-opening for Term Two.

The CS revealed this during his visit at Karen C Girls Secondary School in Langata, Nairobi County today where he led the team to assess the extent of damage to school infrastructure ahead of the reopening of schools on Monday.

He urged the parents not to fear to take their kids to schools during the school reopening, saying the government had assessed the situation and established that it is “manageable”.

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu at Karen C Girls Secondary School in Langata, Nairobi County today. Photo:courtesy

“What we are getting from the experts is that we won’t have as much rain as we have had before. If anything, the situation is only improving all over the country,” the CS said.

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Nevertheless, Machogu said a section of schools in seven counties among them Tana River, Homa Bay and Kisumu may not re-open on Monday. He said his Ministry will explore other learning options such as relocation of learners to safer centres.

And for those schools which at the moment are housing the victims of floods in some parts of the country, Machogu said his ministry is working closely with the Ministry of National Security to find safer locations and relocate them so as the students can have room for studies.

President William Ruto yesterday announced that schools will be reopened on Monday, May 13 after an advice from the meteorological department.

By Vostine Ratemo

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