Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha now says that schools might re-open before January 2021 should the coronavirus cases keep reducing as witnessed in the past one week.
His comments come barely a week after he reiterated that it was only President Uhuru Kenyatta who had supreme power to direct when schools can resume.
“If we flatten the curve six weeks earlier, then what reason will I have to keep children at home,” said Magoha.
The CS also said some private school owners and cartels at the Education ministry are pushing a narrative to reopen schools before Covid-19 curve flattens.
According to him, schools will also have their measures as the pupils resume schooling and kept safe from spread of the virus any further.
He made the remarks in Migori County where he had accompanied his Health counterpart Mutahi Kagwe to assess the level of preparedness of COVID-19 in the county.
“The measures that are being taken to protect the students the ministry of health is working on them. We hope that the students will finally be able to carry on with their studies and those that were to do their exams to do them and those that were to finish their courses to finish them. Here are some of the views from the people” Magoha added.