Teachers to report to schools 2 weeks before reopening, says CS Magoha

Education CS Prof George Magoha

Teachers will have to report to schools two weeks before reopening and be trained on dealing with possible Coronavirus cases, according to Education CS Prof. George Magoha. The CS was speaking on Wednesday at KICOTEC textile industry where he had gone to assess the industry’s capacity to produce masks for school children ahead of reopening slated for September. “The government is developing a system where teachers must come may be two weeks before so that they are trained on how to deal with Covid-19 cases,” he said.

He said schools will also be required to have thermo guns for temperature checks, “There are thermo guns which are not expensive…teachers will be taught how to use these so that they can pick up cases of fever and they (students) can be isolated.” Each classroom is set to accommodate 15-20 learners when schools reopen to observe social distancing.

The CS, accompanied by Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang visited Rivatex company in Eldoret on Monday to also assess its capacity. The government intends to produce around 24 million masks for school students, with each student to receive a pair.