KUPPET tells the government to release funds for infrastructure development in schools

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Class learning is set to resume in primary and secondary schools

The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) has urged the government to release capitation funds for the development of infrastructure required to control the spread of the Coronavirus and oversee key steps ahead of the reopening of schools. KUPPET Secretary General Akelo Misori asked the government to pull up its socks in dealing with the situation in schools, “This includes improvement of classrooms, sanitation facilities, dormitories and creation of isolation rooms to manage emergencies among others,” he said.

With teachers set to go back to schools on Monday, he said its all systems go, “As professionals, teachers will do their best to ensure that they recoup the time so far lost in the school calendar,” adding that KUPPET had suggested a phased reopening of schools back in May.

However, he revealed that many schools have made little progress to be ready for reopening under the new Covid-19 protocols, “Even the new desks currently being procured by the Ministry are yet to reach the schools which are earmarked for them so far.” With the economic uncertainty caused by the pandemic, the Union has called on the government to provide funds to keep students in schools until the situation stabilizes.