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A section of Mwingi primary school pupils in Mwingi town, Kitui County showed up to school without facemasks as schools partially reopened today (Monday, October 12).
As schools reopen seven months after they closed down due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, it was a requirement of the government for pupils to report back equipped with face masks.
Mwingi Primary headteacher, Mr. Joseph said the turn out was 85% and lessons have began.
The headteacher said the school donated masks to pupils who had come without but urged parents to be very vigilant as facemask are key requirements.
Joseph said the two weeks teachers have been reporting to school before reopening fully prepared for kick-starting of learning.
However, Joseph added the school is faced by challenges of ensuring the health precautionary measures are met within the institution.
“We call upon well wishers to chip in and extend a helping hand in donation of santizers, masks, washing soap among other key necessities,” said Joseph.
In addition, the teacher said in case schools fully reopen with every class reporting back, learning would resume normal as they do not have enough infrastructure to accommodate his over 700pupils.
He also added that each class is accommodating 15 pupils as they are also observing the social distance.