Budalangi Member of Parliament Raphael Wanjala has called on the national government through the Ministry of Education to close schools following the increase in Coronavirus cases in the learning institutions. Wanjala has raised concerns over the safety of grade four, standard eight and form four learners who recently resumed in-person learning, “The safety of our children is very vital. Let the government consider closing the schools because the Coronavirus cases we are seeing in our schools are worrying.”
He was speaking after meeting officials from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology Budalangi campus, and issuing of bursary cheques to learners from the area. His sentiments were echoed by head of delegations from Masinde Muliro University of Kakamega Prof. Judith Achoka who also urged Busia County residents and Kenyans at large not to ignore the ministry of health protocols on prevention against Covid-19.
They revealed that learning would kick off in early January at the campus, “Today we visited this place to put in place final touches ahead of the opening the university college and as we go back to Kakamega we are going with a positive message that this is a very strategic place and we are going to make this not just a national university but a regional one.”
Wanjala said the Budalangi CDFC will continue supporting the institution until it stands on its feet, “As you can see we are repairing the road leading to this institution which had been rendered impassable. More money will also be issued to complete construction of various blocks in the institution to enable learning to take place smoothly.”