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Schools To Be Closed Again?

Job Maangi



Photo: President Uhuru Kenyatta With The Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe At A past previous Function

Uhuru Kenyatta had closed all learning Institutions early this year when the first Corona virus case was recorded in the country to curb the spread of the deadly disease amongst the Learners.

The Education ministry made a decision to allow the KCSE, KCPE and the Class four students to resume back to class in preparation for the national exams in next year.

Different countries in the world have actually reopened schools following the advice from the World Health Organization Concerning the safe resumption of learning in schools.

Photo: Interior Security cabinet secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i

Despite of the nations re-opening there are other nation such as Israel and South Korea that were compelled to close again after Infections increased again causing panic amongst the education stakeholders.

Just before the president Uhuru Kenyatta announced the gradual re-opening of the economy and schools, the World Health Organization and Amref warned about the possibility of the second Wave of Covid-19 escalating.

Photo: Students in Class

After the government made a decision to allow some Learners to resume back to school, there has been a spike in the number of Infections. The positivity rate rose from 3.6% on Monday to 11.1% at the end of Saturday.

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October 17th, Kenya recorded 616 new cases, 12 deaths and 103 recoveries. The trend of the covid-19 disease Infections is worrying as other counties outside Nairobi and Mombasa which were considered as hotspots have started recording more people Infected.
Countries such as Sweden and Japan have been able to manage the spread of Covid-19 amongst Learners due to the measures.

What will determine the whether the government will continue with the resumption of learning for the other classes or close the re-opened classes will be the trend of the disease in country.

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