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Photo: Education CS Prof George Magoha

Most have Schools re-opened today with Students, teachers and the non-teaching staff reporting back to school after months of closure due to the Corona virus pandemic.

The government confessed that they have not been able to attain the 100% requirements for the safe re-opening of schools such as social distance through the building of more classes and employing enough teachers.

Education cabinet secretary Professor George Magoha urged the elderly teachers to teach the leaners in open grounds where there is sufficient air circulation so as to avoid contracting the deadly Corona virus.

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams that are expected to start at around March will proceed as early scheduled.

The Education ministry issued some directives on their twitter handle which will be followed by Students, teachers and non-teaching staff after the re-opening.

Children from low income homes get free masks. However parents are to provide two re-usable masks as the provision is only for the poor.

The government announced that an additional 5,000 teachers and 12,000 interns while needy medical cases will be airlifted.

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“Teachers health cover has been enhanced to cater for Covid-19 and Secondary school students now covered under NHIF as well,” the statement from Education ministry stated.

Water and soap to be provided, where there is a water issue, sanitizers will be used as all students to enroll back to school despite school fees balance.

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