– One student from Bahati Girls who was in isolation after contracting COVID-19 described the experience as good because they were treated well and had finally recovered
– The school was converted to an isolation centre after more than 80 students tested positive for COVID-19 early November
– The school’s principal Catherine Wangari said she was glad her students could finally resume learning
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Form Four students from Bahati Girls can finally breathe a sigh of relief after 83 learners who were in isolation after contracting COVID-19 recovered from the virus.
Learning was paralysed in the secondary school early November 2020 after the institution was converted to an isolation centre after cases of COVID-19 emerged from the school.
According to Nakuru county Health chief executive officer Samuel Kingori, all the students who had the deadly virus had fully recovered and learning resumed in the school.
The school’s principal Catherine Wangari said the past few weeks have been tumultuous but added she was finally happy that her students were health and could get back to class.
One student who spoke to Inooro TV described the experience in isolation as good because they were given everything they needed to get better.
“It feels good were are fine and healthy,” she said.
As earlier reported by TUKO.co.ke, Nakuru County Executive Committee Member (CEC) in charge of Health Services Kariuki Gichuki said tests conducted at the learning institution also found that some five teachers had contracted the virus on November 5.
“A medical team is monitoring the condition of the students and teachers in isolation and quarantine at the school. We wish to assure the public that the health department is monitoring COVID-19 situation across the county,” a statement from the CEC read.
Though cases of COVID-19 in schools have been on the rise, the government has been insisting children are much safer at school and not at home.
Full schools reopening in January
A week ago, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha announced that all schools will fully reopen on Monday, January 4, 2021.
Magoha made the announcement on Monday, November 16, following a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta to the Ministry of Education to make a pronouncement on reopening of schools during his State of The Nation Address on November 12.
Learners who will be going back to school include those in PP1 and PP2, Grades One, Two, Three; Class Five, Six and Seven as well as Form One, Two and Three.
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