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NCCK Applauds State’s Move to Postpone Schools Reopening

NCCK Applauds State’s Move to Postpone Schools Reopening


Saturday, May 4, 2024

KNA Kilifi by Cynthia Maseno

The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) Coast Region has commended President William Ruto’s directive to have schools remain closed until further notice due to the ongoing floods that have caused devastating effects in various parts of the country.

In a press statement during their 14th Regional Conference on Friday in Kilifi, NCCK Coast region chairperson Bishop Dr Peter Mweru expressed the need for the Ministry of Education to thoroughly assess the condition of all schools in the country before allowing learners to resume their studies.

“We thus urge the Ministry of Education to prioritise the safety of learners by facilitating a thorough assessment of all learning facilities similar to the ongoing review of dams. Let there be a comprehensive report on the state of schools to avoid unnecessary risks and to inform necessary repairs,” Bishop Mweru stated.

He added that even though the directive left most parents unsure of when their children will resume learning, it is better than risking reopening schools on Monday with the current weather patterns which have been predicted to only get worse in the coming days.

While lauding the railway corporation’s move to extend the usage of Madaraka express tickets for students and their accompanying guardians, the cleric called upon bus companies to follow that example and offer the necessary support during this period.

“I would also like to ask the bus companies and other transport stakeholders to offer the necessary support needed during this period and lighten the financial burden on parents, “Bishop Mweru urged.

Courtesy; KNA

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