Parents requested to keep close eye on their children while at home

Kesses Sub county education director Alice Sitienei addressing press in Eldoret. Photo/ courtesy

Schools around the country remain closed due to Covid-19 pandemic awaiting further directions next year from the government.

Kesses Sub county education director Mrs. Alice Sitienei said parents should ensure they are much closer to their children to avoid cases of early pregnancies and contracting Covid-19.

She was speaking during the official handover of two classrooms and a school bus to The Hill primary school and The Hill girls secondary school respectively by the area member of parliament Hon Swarup Mishra.

“I would like to urge the parents and guardians of children to ensure that they take good care of them at home to avoid early pregnancies since schools are closed,” said Sitienei.

This comes as the Ministry of Education is bracing for the Community Based Learning(CBL) which will see learners receive teaching aids from teachers who are within their localities.

Sitienei further asked the schools to ensure they have put all the mechanism in place and protocols provided aimed at preventing Covid-19 ahead of the schools reopening upon the nod from the government.

“The safety of our children is essential. Most schools have received water tanks and are working on the necessary measures as we wait for schools to open next year,” added Sitienei.

Schools were closed countrywide on March this year after cases of Coronavirus were reported.

Ministry of Education Cabinet Secretary Prof.George Magoha has hinted on the end year candidates being given first priority once the schools resume.

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