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Keep Off Schools! Magoha Restricticts The Following People

James Musyoki



Photo: Education CS Prof George Magoha

Journalists will be allowed to assess the state of COVID-19 preparedness in schools without express authority from the Ministry of Education. These are the sentiments of Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha while he spoke at a presser held on Wednesday the 6th of January, 2021.


The CS has stressed that if at all a journalist must access any learning institution, such a person must be accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Education. In addition, Magoha has also restricted parents and the clergy from visiting schools on the grounds that they might interfere with the forthcoming National examinations.


“Who has singled out the media? We have said nobody goes to schools including parents or even archbishops. So why do you think you are special to go to schools…When we are going there (schools) we kindly ask you to follow us… you will have to forgive me I don’t trust anybody as far as examinations are concerned.” Magoha said.


Prof. Magoha has however made it clear that the government does not intend to hide anything from the media by putting in place such restrictive measures but rather it is ensuring the smooth running of the Ministry’s activities, especially during the approaching examination period.


Photo: Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof. George Magoha addressing Members of the Press

“Let us not fight about this, it is in good faith. It is not for any other reason. We are not hiding anything. We are an open and democratic country… Why do you want to make my work difficult,” said the no-nonsense Education Cabinet Secretary.


Magoha’s restrictive measures come at a time when the media has been at the forefront of exposing the schools that have not put in place safety measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in learning institutions.

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