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Magoha to Parliament, schools may not reopen in January

Education CS George Magoha has on Friday expressed how unsure he is schools will reopen in January given the present COVID-19 situation.

Addressing Parliament’s Education Committee, Magoha note how the ongoing pandemic will be the benchmark on when schools can reopen in the country.

He continued by noting how the curve has been rising sharply recently and that as a sector they do not have enough funds to expand it at the moment.

The Education CS was speaking after students expected to join universities in September were also forced to sit back as the date was pushed forward.

Some universities have however conducted virtual orientation on some of their students who were expected to join them in Septemeber.

Primary and Secondary school students will now have something else to worry about after it had already been confirmed that their 2020 school calendar was over.

Also addressed during the virtual meeting with the National Assembly was a proposal by private school to be given financial assistance.

CS Magoha confirmed a Ksh 7 million loan facility discussion was ongoing between the government and the schools.

It is understood that over 100 private schools in the country have shut down following a financial crunch caused by the pandemic.

Some of the school facilities have already been up for auction with the question raising is where will all those students go to?


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