• Sun. Jun 23rd, 2024

Taarifa News

Latest News Around the Globe

Kenya National Union of Teachers Supports Government’s Decision to Delay School Reopening

May 8, 2024 #Kenya News, #News
109 300

The Chairman of the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT), Mr. Patrick Karinga Munuhe, has voiced the union’s full support and solidarity with the Government’s decision to indefinitely postpone the reopening of schools. This decision comes in light of the widespread flooding across the country, prompting concerns over the safety and readiness of school infrastructure.

The Government’s directive aims to assess and address the extensive damage caused by the floods before resuming academic activities. Mr. Patrick emphasized the importance of prioritizing the safety of all Kenyans, particularly students and pupils, in the face of the ongoing natural disaster.

“Many school infrastructures have suffered significant damage due to the floods, including classrooms and transport routes. It is crucial for us to heed the Government’s caution and allow time for the floodwaters to recede and for necessary repairs to be carried out,” remarked Mr. Karinga.

He also highlighted the Government’s efforts in relocating individuals from flood-prone areas to safer locations, with some schools accommodating displaced families. Considering the dire conditions of affected school facilities, such as damaged toilets and classrooms, Mr. Patrick stressed the prudence of waiting for favorable conditions before resuming classes.

The support from KNUT underscores the importance of prioritizing safety and well-being during times of crisis. By aligning with the Government’s decision, the union reaffirms its commitment to advocating for the best interests of both teachers and students alike.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *