Education CS George Magoha now says schools may reopen in November if all learning institutions fully comply with the COVID-19 preventive measures.
The Ministry as from Monday, September 7 is set to start training heads of basic and higher learning institutions on health guidelines in preparation for reopening.
The Education ministry expects schools to put in place measures to ensure social distancing and high levels of hygiene.
The checklist includes ensuring there are adequate hand-washing points – preferably foot-operated – automatic sanitiser dispensers, thermos guns as well as equipped isolation facilities, protective gear and face masks within the institutions to curb the spread of Covid-19.
The Education ministry has also promised to ensure learners are provided with two washable masks and that schools are installed with water tanks for learners to wash their hands constantly.
The principals also want the ministry to explain how funds allocated for second and third term will be used.
They questioned the expenditure of the Sh6.5 billion stimulus package announced by President Uhuru Kenya for improvement of school infrastructure.