Magoha announces guidelines for schools ahead of reopening

Education CS Prof. George Magoha assessing quality of masks made at KICOTEC. The CS outlined guidelines ahead of the schools reopening. (Photo credit - Raphael)

Education CS Prof. George Magoha has outlined guidelines for schools ahead of the September reopening. Magoha spoke after visiting Kitui County Textile Centre (KICOTEC) to examine the capacity and the quality of the masks that can be produced at the facility.

The CS said after the opening of schools, each classroom will have 15 to 20 learners saying that is the major challenge they are facing as the Ministry due to the high number of students.

“We have a challenge because we have schools that were affected by floods but we are looking at the measures to ensure they operate when the school opens,” he said.

The CS further revealed that teachers will also be required to report to schools two weeks before the reopening for training on how they will be dealing with the learners as the country grapples with the Covid-19 virus.

Magoha added that each learner will have 2 masks and that they presented specifications of the masks to KICOTEC so that they see if they can make as per the same.

“Every school will also have thermo guns for temperature checks, sanitizers and masks will be a must. Every child will have at least two masks, “The CS added.

Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu while speaking said they are capable of producing the masks, disclosing that there are around 700 youths working at KICOTEC and her Government is targeting to build another similar factory at Mwingi and Mutomo.

In April, The National Government granted the Kitui based firm approval to make face masks which are now in high demand world over. However, accountability concerns have been raised by a section of MCAs on how it has been using money which they get after selling the face masks.

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