Wilson Sossion to gov’t, postpone KCPE, KCSE to next year

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Wilson Sossion the Secretary-General of the Kenya National Union of Teachers has called on the government to postpone the planned KCPE, KCSE exams to 2021.

Sossion was speaking on Wednesday where he urged the government to focus on the coronavirus pandemic at the moment.

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He continued by saying that any action to resume the exams will put both the lives of the students and teachers in the country at risk.

According to Wilson Sossion, its better the exams are postponed rather than endangering the lives of students who are safe at home.

He was speaking at the Kenya Human Rights Commission office where he noted that a majority of teachers were above 50 years thus they risk succumbing to the virus.

The issue of online learning was not spared as the Secretary-General said that online learning is not sufficient to claim that the syllabus is being covered.

He pointed out to the fact that some students are not privileged to access some of the online classes at home.

Private schools have also be warned not to use the coronavirus pandemic as a reason to hold teachers salaries in the country.

Sossion was speaking as President Uhuru Kenyatta confirmed that discussions were underway on how best to reopen schools in the country.

Other countries including Tanzania have already set June as the official reopening date of schools in the country.

Developed countries have already began implementing several measures including a defined maximum number of students in a particular class.

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Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.

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