NO Sanitizers in school, just water and soap, says Education CS Prof George Magoha

Education CS Geroge Magoha photo
Education CS Geroge Magoha. FILE
 

Education CS Geroge Magoha directs teachers to stop demanding learners to report back to school on January 4 with Sanitizers.


Prof. Magoha said soap and water are adequate, and the schools will provide for learners.


“Teachers asking students to bring sanitisers… this is not allowed. The question of writing to parents to buy gallons of Sanitizers… where are you going to take them? That must stop!” he said on Saturday.


CS Magoha was addressing teachers and the Media after he inspected desks at Kibra Secondary School in Nairobi.


He ordered that all schools buy bar soap if they can’t have liquid soap.


Prof. Magoha, however, asked parents to buy cloth masks which he said is now part of school uniform.



“Ministry will only provide masks to schools in slums areas, and there will be no corruption in mask distribution. No child will be turned away though no child will be admitted without a mask. If you can buy the surgical masks, buy them if you can afford,” the CS said.


He confirmed that there are be challenges on social distance. 

 

“Don’t come in Monday and say this desk is not 1 metre apart….you will see no 1metre,” he said.


Prof. Magoha, however, noted that the government plans to start constructing new schools in different places across the country.


On school fees, Prof. Magoha urged schools to ‘be human’ in dealing with parents on such stuff.


Pre Primary 1 & 2; Grade 1, 2 & 3; Class 5, 6 & 7; and Form 1, 2 and 3 learners will start their second term on January 4, 2021, and end on March 19, 2021, together with the Grade 4 and candidate classes (Class 8 and Form 4).



Grade 4 and incoming Form 1 (Class 8 graduates) learners will stay at home as other learners complete their Term 3.


All 4-year-olds kids will be expected to join PP1 in July 2021, while Grade 4 pupils will transition into Grade 5.

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