Kitui Central MP Benson Makali Mulu has said that schools should not re-open until the Ministry of Health is sure that this will not pose a grave danger to the learners and their teachers.
“My stand is that schools should remain closed until the Ministry of Health experts and their Education ministry counterparts are fully convinced that it is safe for the children to resume learning,” he added.
Speaking in Kitui Town this morning, 23rd May, the MP warned that it would be inconsiderate and callous to have the students back in class only for them to get infected with Covid-19 and die.
The MP called upon the parents to be more patient and stay with their children, even as the committee recently appointed by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha continues to receive views on the reopening of schools.
Life, he said, was more important and hence the need to resist risky undertakings.
Early this month, CS Magoha announced the extension of the school holiday by one month as the fight against Covid-19 was stepped up.
The announcement sparked different reactions from political leaders and education sector stakeholders, including parents.
Recently, Makueni County leaders said that the re-opening of schools should be based on an assurance on the children’s safety.
Knut Secretary-General Wilson Sossion has declared that schools should be the last to re-open after all other institutions that have also been closed down.