Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has said the government has no plan to close already opened schools amid the increasing Covid-19 cases in the country.
Speaking after a visit to several schools in Mumias and Malaba on Friday, Prof Magoha noted that the government is keenly watching the situation.
“No one is thinking of reopening the schools and no one is thinking of closing them down, if a decision is to be made, it will be made based on facts,” CS Magoha said as quoted by Citizen.
A number of education stakeholder have expressed concern that pupils may be at risk of contracting the virus.
At the moment a number of students across the county are in isolation after testing positive in their respective schools
International Schools in Kenya Halt Phased Re-opening
Meanwhile, the Kenya Association of International Schools has cancelled the phased re-opening of its learning institutions citing the increased number of COVID-19 cases in the country.
In a statement, the association noted that plans to re-open their schools on October 26, 2020 for learners in other classes has been halted until further communication.
“The earlier advice to recall our other year groups including our early years from the October 26 is hereby vacated. In-person learning will continue only for final year and key transition years /grades.
“Irrespective of the availability of space, all International Schools shall strictly adhere to a reopening that mirrors the stated levels as outlined by the Ministry of Education for national curriculum schools,” the association said.