Author Asks Government To Supply Schools With Covid-19 Materials

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Beatrice Nakholi

There are no enough material (writings) for creating awareness about Covid-19 among pupils in schools especially those with disabilities.

Beatrice Nakholi, an author of Spotlight English Activities a book for Grade 1, 2 & 3 and a teacher has encouraged children not to untie the government rules on Covid-19.

Nakholi who spoke during the International Day of Education celebrated yesterday said that Covid-19 has taught Kenyans that learning can also be done out of schools as it has been witnessed in the last 9 months where children were learning virtually.

She has however raised concerns over the rate at which school going children are now failing to follow Government guidelines on Covid-19 pandemic.

“I urge our pupils to continue following the guidelines because the disease is still with us, they should not trust anyone because anyone could be having the disease,” she added.
  
She however noted that schools are lacking enough reading books that may creat awareness on Covid-19 from Grade 1 to 3 noting that some classes are still clouded.

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Nakholi who was speaking to the Press by way of phone applauded the Government for creating awareness about Covid-19 through various media outlets and also ensuring that schools are adhering to those guidelines but she was quick to say more was needed.

“Even before covid-19 schools started experiencing many challenges there were still no enough equipment’s meaning one should take it as his or her responsibilities to protect themselves” she added.

She said that for three weeks now, Kids are no longer tightening the measures something she said may be as a result of them not having seen anyone getting sick.

“All schools should also ensure that they have an aspect of psychological programs to carb the increased cases of violence against teachers,” she added.

Nakholi reiterated that children needed to be counseled because they could be afraid of exams which may lead to violence.

“Schools are doing their best and everyone is trying what they can while some are doing it very well but others are not doing very well to carb the disease,” she added.

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Challenge that came with covid is that everything was shut down and Government did a lot of effort but the challenge was that all people were unprepared.

“To students note that Covid is your responsibility, so please ensure you follow the rules and what the teachers are telling you,” she added.

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