President Uhuru Kenyatta will attend a meeting where the Ministry of Health and that of Interior will decide when schools will be opened.
CS Fred Matiang’i (Interior) and his health counterpart Mr Kawge will chair the stakeholder’s committee.
It is the resolutions from this meeting that President Uhuru Kenyatta will give part of his address to the nation this afternoon.
Parents are anxious to know the exact opening dates even as teachers report on duty today to get ready for the learners.
Stakeholders in the education sector have already proposed schools to reopen between October 5 and 19, while the CoG proposed that learners in Early Childhood Development Education Centres (ECDEs) report in November.
The delay is said to allow time for monitoring the Covid-19 infection rate.
The council has also proposed reopening of vocational training centres in November.
At today’s meeting, the team will also discuss whether to adopt a change in the school calendar, with June proposed as the new academic year date.
Parents will also know whether learners will report to school in phases or on the same day. The announcements come a day after doctors expressed concerns over the planned reopening of schools, saying, the move might cripple the health system should the country get a second wave of the virus.
Kenya Medical Association President Andrew Were yesterday said Kenya lacks enough health staff to fight an infection surge if restrictions are lifted.
“Educational institutions will need to ensure that they have access to health services to take care of the learners should they fall ill. This ties with the need to ensure that, there are enough health workers to facilitate assessment of the school population,” he said.