The National Covid-19 Education Response Committee allowed Kenyans to air their views on schools reopening. The committee will advise Education CS on whether schools should open on 4th June.
The Education CS, professor Magoha, shall brief the senate on the progress of e-learning next week. The Senate is concerned that face to face learning may take longer to resume because of the pandemic.
The National Covid-19 Education Response Committee chaired by Ms. Sara Ruto continues to receive the views of Kenyans on the matter. Education stakeholders are giving their opinions on when traditional learning should resume.
Ms. Ruto said that she would report after today’s deadline.
On Tuesday, nominated senator Beatrice Kwamboka petitioned the Senate. She wanted the Education CS to explain the measures he would take to ensure that students unable to access online classes do not lag.
Additionally, Professor Magoha should clarify on whether parents should pay the full fees for the second term. Some private schools were compelling parents to pay full feels, or the schools would expel their children.
The Kenya National Union of Teachers is collecting views from parents, and it will submit their findings to the committee today.
Professor Magoha excluded teachers’ unions from the Education Response committee. His decision to do that rubbed teachers the wrong way.
“The voice and views of teachers will be missing in any decisions made and may not bind our membership,” Mr. Sossion said in a letter to the Cabinet Secretary.
The decision on school reopening
The current Kenyan situation will have a significant influence on the decision to resume face-to-face learning. The experiences of other countries in the world will also influence this decision.
The current rules on the restriction of movement and the dusk to dawn curfew will also play a role in it.
Kenyans are encouraged to send their views to the committee before 5 pm today.