3 strict orders for matatus carrying students during Coronavirus lockdown

Students to keep record of people they interact with

Education CS George Magoha gives 3 strict orders to matatus carrying students during Coronavirus lockdown

Education CS George Magoha on Monday gave directives on the manner in which boarding schools will release students following the Coronavirus lockdown instituted by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Some of the instructions were given to Public Service Vehicles (PSV) that will be contracted by schools to transport the students.

Other than having the necessary NTSA licenses, the vehicle will be inspected by institution heads to ascertain that the vehicle has been cleaned and sanitized.

Second, the CS directed that the vehicles should not carry any additional passengers, only the students from the contracting institution(s).

"The vehicles should take the learners to their homes or nearest designated drop-off points which must be within proximate distance to their homes where parents should be notified to receive them," CS Magoha directed.

Keep record of people you interact with - learners advised

The CS also offered alternative travel arrangements for students such as having parents pick their children at the schools or using school buses to drop the students to designated drop-off points.

Prof. Magoha further urged the learners to pay close attention to the people they will interact with along the way in case the information may become necessary.

"Schools should give their learners instructions on how to keep safe on transit and while at home. In this respect, hand hygiene must be stressed and they must not shake hands or hug anyone.

"All learners are asked to keep a conscious record of people they interact with on their way home. These must be recorded for future reference," the circular by CS Magoha read.

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