Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha banned all meetings and gatherings in all schools claiming that the meetings are exposing learners to the novel coronavirus. As of 6th June 2021, the Ministry of Health reported 383 new positive cases of the pandemic from 3930 samples tested. The positivity rate was at 9.7%.
The CS warned Kenyans that might attend any unauthorised meeting/function in any school compound across the country. He noted that ost of the Kenyans who attend public functions/gatherings do not adhere to the Covid-19 containment measures as imposed by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization.
CS Magoha noted in a press release that the Ministry of Education noticed that most people and groups are using school halls and fields as the venue of their meetings. He claimed that such activities are endangering learners and that they should be left to go about with their learning activities uninterruptible.
Learners in both Primary and Secondary schools are progressing with their studies in the third term of the 2020 academic year. The academic year was delayed by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus which forced the head of state to close all learning institutions in March last year.
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