Kenya National Union of Teachers boss, Wilson Sossion has asked the government to consider postponing the National exams to 2021.
Speaking in a media Briefing on Wednesday, Sossion said the government should first focus on flattening the COVID-19 curve before shifting focus to the national exams.
He further added that the lives of teachers and learners are important and should be a priority even as Kenya continues to fight the global pandemic.
“We would rather have all our children staying at home, safe and alive and repeating a year rather than sending them to school to die. The world will not come to an end if we suspend certain matters, the national exams, KCPE and KCSE, are not a ticket to heaven. They can be postponed to suitable time when the syllabus shall have been covered and when the curve shall have been flattened.” he said
According to the union boss, a majority of teachers are above fifty years of age and are therefore at high risk of contracting the novel COVID-19.