Kenya Private Schools Association, KPSA has come up with some recommendations to help combat the effects of coronavirus on schools.
The association wants the ministry of education to reorganize the academic calendar so that the sector can cover up the time lost.
“When normal schooling resumes, syllabus content coverage to begin from where we left on 16th March 2020.
The academic calendar should be reorganized by reducing the half term and end-term breaks without compromising on the best interest of learners and quality of education,” The report from KPSA read.
Through the letter seen by SonkoNews, the association wants the government to consider phased readmission of learners. It wants only two classes in high school, and three classes in the primary to be let in school first and the process should entirely depend on the available space.
Chairman of the Kenya Private School Association; Mutheu Kasanga and her colleague at a past event.
According to them, the priority should be given to senior classes. The opening should also be done at parents’ comfort, and they should feel safe sending their children to school.
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Other recommendations by the commission to the government include; school transportation, management of school staff, mitigating financial impacts of the disease on private schools among other issues.
To mitigate the financial impacts of the school’s closure, the association wants the government to give them soft loans and help them in negotiations with financial institutions for affordable credit.