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Nairobi Schools Record Low Pupils Turn Out As Schools Re-open

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As schools re-opened today most of the schools In Starehe sub-county Nairobi experienced low pupils turn out with  grade four being the most affected lot.

An River Bank Primary School in Ngara only 50 percent  turned up for the reopening.

River Bank Primary headteacher Sylvia Gitonga says that only two parents informed her of the whereabouts of their children.

‘‘It is true we have experienced a low turn out but i want to make an appeal to parents to please allow their children back to school as directed by the Ministry of Education… We are ready to take care of them and all has been put in place to ensure Covid 19 protocols are followed,’’ she told Ghetto Radio News.

In Kamakunji  sub-county parents have been urged to ensure that their children are back in school as directed by  the ministry.

According to Sub-county Deputy Commissioner Samuel Kariuki they have an average town of 80 percent with  form four and  class eight candidates registering higher number of those reported.

‘‘All those parents who did have their children in school today to do so and we want to assure that their children will be safe in schools,’’ he stated.’’

Earlier today Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha   ordered  pupils and students who got pregnant during the closure of schools to go back adding that their needs will be catered for.

“For those children who may be pregnant, as we deal with the criminals, may i assure them that they have nothing to fear, they should come back to school, teachers will be very empathetic giving them all the assistance and when the time comes they should be given the opportunity to go and give birth and thereafter continue with life,” said Magoha.

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