KNUT welcomes postponement of schools reopening as wise

Education CS Ezekiel Machogu postponed reopening of schools, much to the delight of KNUT Kipkelion branch.

Besides angry reactions to the way the government announced the postponement of reopening of schools for second term, KNUT Kipkelion has lauded the move.

Kipkelion Branch Secretary David Bore termed the move wise, well advised and an answered prayer for parents.

Speaking in Kericho town, he however wants the feeding programme launched to prevent learners from risks of having to get back home for lunch.

“The postponement of school reopening is a welcome move. As KNUT, we however appeal for the introduction of the school feeding programme to keep children in school. This will help prevent them from disaster,” he said.

According to him, the government should also facilitate the shifting of learning activities in Kunyak, Chinchilla, Chepseon and other lowlands to safer grounds.

Funding of the Red Cross and training of disaster response personnel, he said, will also help in promoting the safety of local communities.

Bore further appealed for the adjustment of the school time table to enable learning to end at noon so as to allow students to go home early.

“Safety is key. To attain this, I appeal for the adjustment of the schools’ timetable so that learning can take place in the morning hours and children allowed to go home in the afternoon. This region mostly receives rainfall in the afternoons and it is important to take the necessary precautionary measures,” Bore said.

While lauding the setting aside of Ksh1 billion to mitigate floods havoc, the union further rooted for the relocation of families from floods and mudslide areas, which include Kapkese, Kamasian and Nyasakia to avoid loss of lives.


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