KNUT secretary Wilson sossion, demands for new re-opening dates for schools

Today, Thursday 30th the KNUT Secretary Wilson sossion together with the KESSHA chairman Kahi Indimuli were hosted by Vincent Ateya at Radio Citizen. Where by the two spoke concerning school reopening dates.

The KNUT Secretary general said that CS Magoha’s move and say that the school closure time was enough to enable students prepare for the KNEC exams.

Wilson sossion then strongly argued that the government needed to put in place new structures upon resumption of studies as schools should reopen afresh if we would be able to contain this Corona virus pandemic. This is what he said:

“Right now, our main focus is on how we should adhere to Covid-19 protective measures. However, if we curb the disease, and schools reopen, it will be imperative to come up with a fresh plan on how studies will continue. Class Eight and Form Four students should be given the utmost priority,”  argued Sossion

(KESSHA) Chairman Indimuli stated that the best way to ensure students resumed classes is if the government contains the pandemic by May 2020. This would create ample time to prepare students.

“Even if we resume studies, we shall still continue to adhere to the Ministry of Health directives like wearing masks, washing hands and social distancing.

“We have to protect our children. Even if we say that the cases have depreciated and children can resume studies, we have to go on protecting them,” Indimuli stated.

Calls for school resumptions are increasing, with many stakeholders urging the government to allow students to continue with studies.

On Friday, April 24, Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) Chairperson Omboko Milemba was quoted saying  that the union had called for students to resume school to prevent the possibility of suspending the 2020 national examinations.

“We as the union had proposed that we postpone the exams. But postponing exams is not just excitement from the union, but it is one of the drastic measures that can be taken by the union. That is a very drastic measure but we may use it as our last wildcard,” Milemba stated.

However parents still don’t want to adhere to it as they fear risking the lives of the young ones with  this harsh Covid-19 pandemic.

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