The Ministry of Education has endured another blow after the Kisii High Court coordinated that schools will only reopened after following COVID-19 guidelines.
In his judgment, Justice K. Ndung’u supported the intercession understanding between eight guardians who recorded the request on May 28, 2020 and the respondents who incorporate Cabinet Secretary for Education; Ministry of Education Science and Technology; the Attorney General and the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development.
“After hearing the candidates, advises for the respondents and the go between Mr. John Onyiego, it is accordingly requested that the intervention arrangement properly marked by parties and dated August 25, 2020 and which is appropriately marked by all gatherings is received as the judgment of the court,” the adjudicator administered on Thursday.
Two days back, Education CS George Magoha declared the re-opening of public and non-public schools following a half year of conclusion because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prof. Magoha said the reformist re-opening will start with understudies in Grade 4, Class Eight and Form Four who are required back to class from Monday, October 12.
The CS coordinated that understudies getting back to class proceed with learning until December 23, 2020, when the subsequent term will reach a conclusion, at that point continue for a one-week Christmas break.
However, one of the petitioners—Mr. Oloo Gor—has warned that they will file contempt of court in case the Education Ministry proceeds to open schools for Grade 4, Class 8 and Form Four on October 12, 2020 without ensuring that they have adhered to COVID-19 rules.
The rules include regular washing of hands, staying at home if sick and social distancing.