Looming crisis as plans to reopen schools in limbo

Standard eight pupils at Central Primary School in Eldoret town, Uasin Gishu County head to school on October 12, 2020.

Photo credit: Jared Nyataya | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The Education ministry is racing against time to make crucial decisions on when to fully reopen schools as Covid-19 cases resurge across the country.
  • Already, the Covid-19 positivity rate has risen from the World Health Organization recommended safe level of four per cent to 12 per cent, making it difficult for the government to recall the other learners.

The basic education sector is staring at a crisis next year if schools do not reopen fully, and the classes that are in session go on with learning. 

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