Covid-19, Floods Leave Kenyan Learners' Fates Uncertain

Despite learners scheduled to return to classes in January 2021, several schools in Nyando, Kisumu County, might not reopen due to extensive damage to their classrooms and other learning facilities, caused by floods. This comes as Covid-19 poses a threat to children as well. Zablon Awange, the Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers Kisumu County executive secretary, said: "The full reopening of schools next week will pose even more risk with the Covid-19 situation in the country having greatly affected the education sector, with reported deaths of school administrators and many teachers." Kenya has confirmed 96,251 cases of Covid-19, of which 1,667 proved fatal and 78,475 resulted in recoveries, as at December 31, 2020.

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Education CS George Magoha at Uhuru Gardens Primary School in Nairobi on October 29, 2020.

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