The government will today settle on school reopening dates as the Cabinet and the national stakeholders’ advisory group meet to talk about two propositions mooted by the training team and the Council of Governors.
The stakeholders’ advisory group will be led by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and his Health partner, Mr Mutahi Kagwe.
President Kenyatta is likewise expected to go to the gathering, before his official address to the country.
Kenyans are on edge to realize the specific opening dates even as educators report on the job today to prepare for the students.
Training stakeholders have proposed schools to return between October 5 and 19, while the CoG recommended that students in Early Childhood Development Education Centers (ECDEs) report in November.
Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya said the deferral is to permit time for checking the Covid-19 contamination rate.
The council has also proposed reopening of vocational training centres in November.
At the present gathering, the group will likewise examine whether to embrace an adjustment in the school schedule, with June proposed as the new scholarly year date.
Guardians will likewise know whether students will report to class in stages or around the same time. The declarations come a day after specialists communicated worries over the arranged returning of schools, saying, the move may handicap the health system should the nation get a second rush of the infection.
Kenya Medical Association President Andrew Were yesterday said Kenya needs enough health staff to battle a contamination flood if limitations are lifted.
“Educational institutions will need to ensure that they have access to health services to take care of the learners should they fall ill. This ties with the need to ensure that, there are enough health workers to facilitate assessment of the school population,” he said.