President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday made key announcements regarding the opening of churches and the education sector, amid worries over the fate of this year’s syllabus and curriculum coverage.
The President, while leading the nation over the Madaraka Day celebrations held at State House in Nairobi, urged the Ministry of Education to make sure that they finalize their consultations with the relevant stakeholders.
This, according to him, would help the students and the teachers to be aware of the actual resumption dates of studies.
The President revealed that churches and schools are yet to receive guidelines on what’s next as the bodies responsible are still making final reports on the safety and precaution measures to be taken if at all the schools and churches will be opened.
President Kenyatta also expressed his sympathy with the candidates who are waiting to sit for KCPE and KCSE examinations this year, stating that his heart is with them.
Furthermore, the president directed that Ksh. 2 billion from the Treasury should be given to the hospitality sector in attempts to help it recover the losses that have been incurred due to the outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic.
Most of the activities such as tourism have been halted by the pandemic putting in danger the hospitality sector which depends mostly on foreign and local tourists.