Narok leaders pledge to support learning institutions ahead of planned re-opening

Written By: Nicholas Kigondu/Stanley Mbugua

Political leaders drawn from Narok county Tuesday held a meeting with education stakeholders to draw strategies on how to deal with the challenge posed by Covid-19 ahead of the planned full re-opening of schools in January.

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Led by Narok county governor Samuel Ole Tunai, the leaders called for proactive steps to ensure all learning institutions operating in the region complies with the ministry of health guidelines meant to contain the spread of the virus.

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The governor said a committee comprising all members of parliament, MCAs, the county director of education, the security team and the ministry of education will be holding more discussions to ensure that all Covid 19 protocols are observed before learning institutions reopen.

According Tunai, there is need to equip schools with more classrooms, laboratories and dormitories to ensure that social distancing is achieved. He insisted his administration remained focused in ensuring that all learners from the ECD, Primary and secondary schools and colleges get back to school to a conducive learning environment

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His sentiments were echoed by nominated Mp David ole Sankok who said leaders from the region will chip through providing of bursaries to deserving cases as well as helping in the construction of temporary structures ensure the social distance rule is adhered to.

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Narok county commissioner Evans Achoki urged parents to prepare adequately to take back their children to school adding that the government is committed to improve infrastructure in learning institutions.

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Achoki further called on Members of parliament to prioritize and invest the constituency development funds in building more classrooms and dormitories.

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