Be Creative And Use Tree Shades As Classrooms: Magoha Tells School Heads
Education cabinet secretary professor George Magoha has urged head teachers and principals to be innovative and switch to tree shades as alternative class rooms, ahead of January 4th reopening. The Cs was responding to numerous concerns about the possibility of social distancing upon full reopening of learning institutions.
“If the weather is as good as now, nothing stops the head teacher, who is an excellent teacher from having classes there in addition to others being inside the rooms. Let us be innovative and stop criticizing without a solution. Be innovative and ensure Covid-19 protocols are adhered to.,” Magoha said.
“You can take advantage of good sunny weather and use tree shades within the school compound as classes,” said Magoha to head teachers.
Sources closer to the ministry of education had earlier on confirmed that the government is not in a position to fund the construction of additional classrooms so as to enhance 1.5 Metre guidelines recommended by the ministry of health.
During his Murang’a county tour, Magoha insisted that the No additional classrooms will be constructed since no government globally, has constructed additional classes as a strategy to adhere to social distancing protocols, following the virus pandemic.
The Ministry of Education has indicated that all the schools will resume learning in January 2021 after a long interference caused by the corona virus.
The CS asked parents to prepare their children for the resumption of learning, saying the government is doing everything possible to ensure schools are conducive for learning.
He also instructed teachers to ensure all children are given access to schools and warned them against sending children home for not paying fees.
“Primary education is free as per the constitution but in cases where it is payable, we are asking teachers to identify the needy children and support them. Let’s not have a situation where a pandemic has occasioned the loss of jobs and then we send children back home,” he said.
The CS further asked boards of management to handle expectant teens gently and ensure they go back to school.
“When ready to deliver, they will be allowed to go for delivery and come back to school. Even those who are married, all students, especially candidates must go back to school so they can sit for the national exams,” he added.