May 23, 2024

About 2000 schools to remain closed; government says

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About 2000 schools to remain closed; government says

The government says 2000 schools will remain closed as they are either inaccessible due to flooding or infrastructure damage

The government says 2000 schools will remain closed as they are either inaccessible due to flooding or infrastructure damage.

This has been revealed by Deputy Government Spokesperson Mwanaisha Chidzuga,

Speaking on Monday while appearing on Radio Citizen Chidzuga said students in the affected schools will, however, be taken care of as the government plans to either relocate them to neighbouring schools or temporary tents will be put up to accommodate them.

“This doesn’t mean that the students will not continue with their learning. At least 30 counties have been affected by the floods, but luckily the situation is not as bad as it was before. We can put up makeshift tents. Most schools are okay as we speak,” Chidzuga said. 

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She also revealed the government is contemplating extending the second term to account for the delayed opening of schools.

Chidzuga called for partnership to ensure learning institutions across the country are in a good state to accommodate students. She said the government is putting efforts to rehabilitate learning infrastructure damaged by the floods.

School reopening was pushed back two weeks due to heavy rains that led to floods and destruction in most parts of the country.

Over 200 people were killed in the floods, with the highest number recorded in the Mai Mahiu tragedy when a water catchment upstream burst its banks, leading to mudslides that swept homes while people were sleeping.

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