There will be mandatory Covid-19 testing of the students before they resume learning in September as planned, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha says.
CS Magoha was speaking when he visited Rivatex East Africa Limited Company in Eldoret today, 22nd June, as the ministry continues to get its house in order before the possible re-opening of the learning institutions.
“Our role is to ensure the safety of our learners and prevent them from getting into any interaction that can expose them to Covid-19 infection.”
Prof Magoha said there would be a proper plan to ensure that every learner is tested.
The ministry, he said, was holding discussions with the companies making Covid-19 protective gear to have 22 million face masks made for use by the students.
“Today, we visited Rivatex in Eldoret, and have commenced discussions. Once we agree on the pricing and everything, they will begin manufacturing the face masks,” he explained
Magoha said that by mid-August, all the face masks would be ready for use by the learners before schools re-open in early September.
Recently, CS Magoha said the school re-opening would require hard work by all the arms of government to succeed.
Speaking when he visited Kakamega County to assess the preparedness for the resumption of learning, Magoha called upon all the education sector stakeholders to help attain the required standards before schools re-open.