Tuesday May 26, 2020 – National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga, has said the Government should not hurry to open schools.

Speaking to Milele FM on Tuesday, Raila, who is also the Orange Democratic Movement party leader, said the health of learners should be given priority adding that the upcoming final year examinations could be rescheduled.

“There should be no hurry to reopen schools.”

“Even if we have lost time, students should not resume classes just because we want them to do exams, what are exams compared to their lives?”

“We can wait even to the next year,” he said.

A number of education stakeholders have also advised the Government against rushing to reopen schools without assessing the situation and putting in place proper mechanisms to ensure safety of learners.

Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General, Wilson Sossion, opposed the reopening of schools until the safety of learners was assured.


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