By Emmanuel Mukavi
The primary and secondary school heads converged in Bungoma high school on 29th Dec for the seminar to train teachers on how to manage schools ahead of reopening in January. This comes as a measure to revamp education in the country amid the fast-spreading Covid-19 virus disease in Kenya.
The Ministry of Education in Kenya announced the reopening of all learning institutions at the start of the year 2021 January after a long break for more than seven months since March 2020. This was a measure by the government to safeguard the life of both teachers and students at school.
The academic year 2020 came to halt after the break of the Covid-19 virus pandemic in March that forced schools to shut down.
The County Education Director Bungoma said that they had started training teachers from the primary and secondary schools in Bungoma south to prepare for the reopening.”We started training the secondary heads and we know ending with the primary teachers the main aim is to equip them to handle the incoming students in school about handling the Covid-19 virus amid studies.
He urged parents to support teachers in the school to enhance the smooth running of the entire institution since it was the collective responsibility of the war against the invisible enemy.
In addition, the officer warned that the Ministry of education will work together with the Ministry of Interior and coordination of the National government to ensure all students go to schools regardless of their status.