Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday, May 26, gave some advice to the government regarding the well being of students.
In a statement seen by 411kenya, the former opposition leader has asked the government to take it slow when it comes to reopening schools amid coronavirus pandemic. Raila Odinga asked the government as well as the ministry of education not to be in a rush to reopen schools just because they want students to sit for their exams.
He also noted that the health of the learners should be a priority, adding that their final examinations can be rescheduled to a later date.
“Hakuna haraka. Hata kama tumepoteza mwaka mmoja kusomesha watoto, afadhali tuupoteza lakini watoto wako hai kuliko kuharakisha eti waende kwa sababu wanaenda kufanya mtihani. Mtihani ni nini? Wanaeza kufanya mwaka huu na wakikosa wanaezafanya mwaka mwingine,” he said.
Speaking, the ODM leader asked the ministry of education also not to include whatever is being taught in virtue classes in the examinations as some students are not able to access the classes yet.
Earlier, Ministry of Education CS Prof George Magoha hinted at schools resuming in June should the coronavirus pandemic be under control by then.
This also comes at a time when other countries, Tanzania for example, announced that as of the 1st of June, University and all sports activities will resume.