CS Magoha asks headteachers across the country to compile a list of students with pre-existing conditions so as to have them provided with extra care

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,12TH OCT,2020-Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Professor George Magoha  has asked  teachers in schools across the country to draft a list of students with pre-existing conditions so as to provide them with extra care.

“I urge Principals and teachers to compile a list of learners with pre-existing conditions, for example, children with asthma, so that necessary attention can be given to them,” said Magoha

Magoha was speaking after a visit to Olympic Primary School in Kibera to assess the learning situation after grade four, class eight and form four students reported back to school.

Magoha asked schools to also liaise with health facilities aligned to them to offer care to the students with pre-existing conditions.

The CS urged schools to ensure the mandatory use of face masks and thermoguns.

“For those children who are pregnant, I assure them that they have nothing to fear and should come back to school. Teachers should be empathic to them and give them assistance,” he stated.

Parents have expressed their concerns over schools fees after being affected by the negative economic impact of Covid-19, but Magoha reiterated that no child should be sent home because of failing to pay school fees.

He added that students should not be excluded in the resumption plans after failing to enroll for online classes when schools closed due to the pandemic.

While visiting Nairobi Primary School, Magoha expressed his shock after seeing Grade 3 learners report back to school and acknowledged the eagerness of students to report back to school. The directive to open schools had excluded Grade 3 learners.

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