Kenya National Union of Teachers KNUT has threatened to go to court to stop any attempts by Ministry of Education to reopen school in January or earlier.
Led by their Secretary General Wilson Sossion, the giant union has vowed to apply all means possible to thwart the planned reopening of learning institutions citing level of preparedness across the country.
They have therefore warned Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha against rush in sending children back to school without proper arrangements having been put in place.
“We think if, at the rate in which the sector is moving, the country and schools will not be ready for resumption in January that is the truth in terms of preparations.
“That is the key thing we will be discussing tomorrow, the CS should be able to tell us the adequate preparations in terms of infrastructure, and TSC should be able to tell us the adequate preparations in terms of recruitment,” he explained.
Session who was speaking this last Sunday September 13 during a church service held in Bomet East said he was however not opposed to the January reopening date of tertiary institutions.
If his sentiments will carry the day, then what it means is that children may continue staying at home for almost a year without actual class learning.
Mr. Sossion who also sits in Education Committee at Parliament was saying this amid plans by Magoha to hold a consultative meeting(this Monday) which will include all education stakeholders to address the confusion facing learning in the country.
Sources claimed that Prof Magoha is trying hard to beat deadline he was given by his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta regarding the reopening of schools in the country. He only has one week left to make his final submission to the Statehouse.
The CS holds the view that learning exercise in the country should resume by January 2021 defending that everything will have been put in place to keep learners safe at school.