By Peter Amunga
Post Covid 19 schooling is going to be very expensive and PARENTS WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR IT. The new health guidelines provided by the ministry of Education for schools as they prepare to reopen are nothing but additional expenses to Kenyan parents. Let parents prepeare to pay more if their children will be in a boarding school. They will pay more for books, masks, sanitation, thermos guns, etc.
The Kenyans blog has quoted the PS Education in Kenya Belio Kipsang saying and I quote..
“Yes, it is going to be quite expensive, but it is a process that will have to involve all the stakeholders before a final decision is made.
“I can’t say what the schools, parents and the national government will cater for at the moment,” Dr Kipsang’ played cagey.
An Education County Director who spoke with a local daily stated that the ministry directed school heads to discuss the amount of money needed to be raised by parents.
According to the director, the discussions will be made and approved by the Board of Management of each school.
“Schools whose budgets do not secure the approval of their BOMs will be considered to have failed to meet the minimum requirements to reopen,” the director disclosed.
Education CS George Magoha issued new health protocols on Wednesday, September 16 directing institutions to develop policies and procedures suitable in their own environment to enable smooth reopening.
Among the rules Magoha dictated, was not allowing students to share utensils, books and other personal materials to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Reports claim that President Uhuru is poised to address the nation in late September 2020, with schools reopening being top of the agenda.