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IN PICTURES: Kenya reopens schools after COVID-19 break

NAIROBI, Kenya Oct 12 – Physical learning resumed in Kenya Monday, after a long break occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic that forced closure in March.

The Education Ministry allowed learners in Grade 4, Standard 8 and Form 4 to start reporting to school for physical learning, as parents await to known when other classes will resume.

The schools were reopened under tough measures which include social distancing in class, wearing face masks and having water at designated points for washing hands.

“We are back, but the COVID-19 protocols must be followed,” said Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha on a tour of schools in Kibra in the capital Nairobi, “teachers must ensure that the learners are well protected and they have masks on.”

Our crew visited various schools across the country to see the measures put in place to defeat COVID-19:

Learners resumed physical learning on October 12, 2020 after a COVID-19 break that started in March. /MOSES MUOKI.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha directed teachers to identify and compile a list of leaders with preexisting conditions for special COVID-19 attention.

“That is very important because it will help to know who has a preexisting condition so as to get special COVID-19 attention,” he said.

IN PICTURES: Kenya reopens schools after COVID-19 break
Learners resumed physical learning on October 12, 2020 after a COVID-19 break that started in March. /MOSES MUOKI.
IN PICTURES: Kenya reopens schools after COVID-19 break
A student in class at Nairobi Milimani Secondary School. /MOSES MUOKI.

He also directed headteachers to identify and compile a list of all learners with preexisting conditions while also checking the temperatures of learners on a daily basis.

IN PICTURES: Kenya reopens schools after COVID-19 break
A teacher takes the temperature of a student at Nairobi Milimani Secondary School on October 12, 2020 when physical learning resumed after COVID-19 break. MOSES MUOKI.
IN PICTURES: Kenya reopens schools after COVID-19 break
Learners at a school in Lamu when they reported for physical learning on October 12, 2020 after a COVID-19 break that started in March.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said it was the responsibility of teachers to ensure hygiene measures are maintained, through hand-washing in all schools.

IN PICTURES: Kenya reopens schools after COVID-19 break
A student washes his hands at Nairobi Milimani Secondary School when schools reopened after COVID-19 break that started in March. /MOSES MUOKI.
IN PICTURES: Kenya reopens schools after COVID-19 break
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