Tutors must be tested prior to reopening of colleges, says Magoha

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Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha
Early this month, CS Magoha had said that schools might re-open before 2021 if the curve of the COVID-19 is flattened.

Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof. George Magoha, says all tutors must be tested for COVID-19, two weeks prior to the reopening of colleges in the event that they will be re-opened early. 

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Magoha, who was speaking at a consultative meeting with all principals and their representatives at the Kenya School of Government in Embu, warned that those who fail to test will not be allowed to open.

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He gave the instructions even as he assured of the government’s pledge to continue funding public colleges including the period the students are out of school due to COVID 19.

The CS said the biggest challenge in reopening of schools as earlier planned was the maintenance of the social distancing protocol in learning institutions which he said will now be mandatory.

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He assured the principals that the examinations will be smooth, adding that the Kenya National Examinations Council-KNEC, will be allowed to hold several meetings to ensure a smooth process.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta, is Monday expected to provide the way forward on the reopening of schools and colleges.

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