The government is ready and willing to change school reopening dates anytime depending on the behavior of the COVID-19 pandemic, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has said.

Going by the declining cases of COVID-19 as reported in the country for the past week, Prof. Magoha has now hinted that school reopening dates might just be pushed closer than the initially projected January 2021.

Prof. Magoha, speaking in Migori County where he toured institutions to assess their preparedness, said if the trend continues and the curve flattens, then his ministry will take another look at the academic calendar.

The CS however insisted that the schools will be only be reopened once the ministry is sure children will be safe in the institutions upon resumption.

“You’re aware the virus is starting to look like it is going to stagnate…we’re saying should the situation change, we shall be ready and willing to look at the scenario once again in the interest of our children,” said Prof. Magoha.

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