Ministry begins national inspection of schools ahead of school reopening

Ministry begins national inspection of schools ahead of school reopening

The CS said decisions regarding reopening may change as it depends on the country’s progress on the war against Covid-19.

Last week, Magoha said the ministry would ensure only a few learners are in school to attend classes at a time to ensure social distancing guidelines are fully met. This means a normal classroom would only have a maximum of 25 learners. 

Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) says more than 400,000 additional teachers will be required to effectively implement social distancing.An analysis by Knut on the required teaching staff under Covid-19 protocols suggests that some of the existing class sizes be divided into many streams, with the number of teachers tripled.

Knut Secretary General Wilson Sossion says a proper class size should have a maximum of 15 learners at the moment. Presently, the existing staffing norm provides for one teacher per class of 50 children.

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