‘Schools may not reopen in January after all,’ Education CS Magoha now says

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The planned January reopening of primary and secondary schools may not happen after all if the COVID-19 curve doesn’t flatten.

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha who spoke to the National Assembly Education Committee said the decision to allow learners back to class is largely dependent on the COVID-19 curve in the country, also mentioning that lack of funds to support expansion of infrastructure in schools is a big impediment.

Prof. Magoha added that there is need for more allocation of infrastructural funds to help expand school facilities.

Following the request by private schools for a credit facility from the government, the CS hinted that discussions are already on course and should an agreement be reached then private institutions in the country will receive a Ksh.7 billion credit facility to those that are already facing a financial crisis