Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) says it has washed its hands, and asked parents to take children to school at their own peril.
Speaking amid cheers at a funeral on Saturday in Bungoma, the Union’s Secretary General Bungoma County, Ken Nganga, said as a union, they are on record for advising the government against reopening schools due to COVID-19 but to no avail.
“…But the government is the government. They have said: prepare your children to go to school on Monday.” Said Nganga.
He added, “So parents with children in grade 4, class 8 and form four, please prepare them, they go to school to face whatever will come of them at school.”
He said the union is not aware on when the rest of learners will reopen, saying they will wait on the government to announce.
“For our children that will remain at home, we are not so sure, we are not so certain on when they shall reopen. But we are sure the minister again; in his confusion as usual, he will give us a better date.”
This comes amid jitters from parents over sudden announcement by Education CS Professor George Magoha, that learners in grade four, class 8 and form four will resume learning on Monday 12th October 2020.