Spot check: Few students report to Embu schools on reopening day

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 18 Aug, 2022 17:20 | 2 mins read
Few students spotted in Embu as schools reopen
Few students spotted in Embu as schools reopen

As schools reopen today, minimal activities were reported in Embu county with only a few students spotted.

This has been attributed to enduring tension about presidential results.

Some parents claim they were still monitoring the aftermath of the general election saying that even after the announcement of the presidential results, they are not sure about what lies ahead.

This is after Azimio la Umoja - One Kenya Presidential candidate Raila Odinga rejected the results terming them null and void.

Other parents also said they fear taking their kids back to school because they are uncertain about the outcome of the petition should the Azimio team proceed to court.

"I have decided not to take my child back to school considering there might be a petition and there are chances of the court nullifying the presidential results. I have a student studying in Kakamega. Should there be any changes I'll be required to go for them in school and that would be double work," Kariuki Nyaga a resident in Embu town stated.

Others however agreed to allow their children back to school to save on the lost time.

"The students have lost much of their time at home, it's high time now we focus on their education because elections are now over," Stephen Muturi a parent in Embu noted.

The schools were to reopen on August 15 but Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha extended the date to today after a delay in the announcement of presidential results.

Magoha had said that the students will only be allowed to go back to school after the general election.

Even as students reopen schools some education stakeholders have raised concern that students may be subjected to a busy calendar as the schools rush to compensate for the time lost.

Some education experts in Embu county observed that there is also a need for the government to review the fee payment structures.

"Due to congested calendar parents feel the burden of paying the school fees. There is a need to review the fee payment," they stated.