State to offer Sh7bn loans in private schools bailout plan

Education CS George Magoha (left) and his Health counterpart Mutahi (right) Kagwe during a media briefing on the status of Covid-19 in the country in Kisumu on August 9, 2020.

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Prof Magoha said closure of schools was informed by guidance from the Ministry of Health on Covid-19 infection trends and consultations with education stakeholders.
  • Some private schools have shut down due to the prolonged closure and after parents refused to pay school fees.


Private schools may soon be bailed out by the government following plans by the Education Ministry to give them concessionary loans to cushion them against the effects of Covid-19.

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