Education CS Prof. Magoha has advised parents to prepare themselves for earlier school reopening dates if the Coronavirus curve continue to flatten for the next three weeks.

The CS was speaking in Makueni county while assessing the level of preparedness of Wote Technical Training College.

We really must get our children to schools. We want to see whether we can reopen earlier and conditions will determine,” Magoha said.

However, he reiterated that the choice to reopen schools was solely based on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision.

Magoha further criticised technical and vocational training institutions countrywide for not hastening and preparing themselves for resumption.

He urged institution heads to rely on youths under the Kazi Mtaani initiative to prepare schools as they offered cheap labour rather than having schools incur extra costs.

The CS also disclosed that he was working in with his Interior Ministry colleague Fred Matiang’i to curb corruption against public resources designated towards reopening of schools.

On Tuesday, August 25, he hinted that schools might re-open before January 2021 as planned. Magoha scrapped off the entire 2020 academic year and cancelled the KCPE and KCSE exams.

He however has been under pressure from Parliament, the World Health Organisation and a section of education stakeholders to reopen schools before September 2020.

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