Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha asked school heads to use tree shades as classrooms.

Speaking on Wednesday, December 30 2020, Prof Magoha said the new alternative will help achieve social distance when learning resumes in January 2021.

Magoha urged teachers to be innovative with the space they have in their individual schools, saying countries have not built new classrooms due to Covid-19.

The CS toured Mjini Primary in Murang'a County to inspect the delivery of Economic Stimulus Project of locally assembled desks for schools.

He reiterated that every learner must wear a mask and admitted to the school on January 4, 2021.

Funding Challenges

“Schools will reopen on Monday. We must stop listening to toxic politics. We are not politicians, we are workers and our children do not belong to any political party,” Prof Magoha said.

“Don’t listen to politicians. They did not help you reproduce your kids. Let them retain their kids at home but allow us to take our children back to school,” he continued

CS Magoha went on to acknowledge that social distancing will be a challenge once learning institutions reopen but added that that will not deter efforts to resume learning.

On Monday the Kenya Primary Schools Heads Association (Kepsha) said schools are underfunded to manage the large student population in January amid the Covid-19 pandemic.