Machogu Announces 3 Ammendments to All Schools
Machogu Announces 3 Ammendments to All Schools. To prevent the type of difficulties that occurred at Mukumu Girls High School in April 2023, all schools in the nation will implement three significant improvements, according to Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu.
When the CS appeared before the Senate on May 31, he stated that the Ministry had created a manual stating that every company needed to have a safety subcommittee.
According to Machogu, it is the responsibility of the subcommittees to ensure that the school complies with all sanitation regulations and has measures in place to protect all pupils in the event that a disease spreads.
“The Ministry created the safety requirements manual for schools to ensure that they are healthy and safe environments.
Every school is required to establish a subcommittee for school safety, according to the handbook. The book also offers guidance on a variety of issues, such as how to provide safe water and sanitation, how to safeguard children with special needs, and what to do immediately if there is a possibility of a disease epidemic, according to Machogu.
The CS claimed that in order to ensure that everyone followed the rules, the state had made it simpler for its authorities, such as county directors and public health officials, to do routine inspections.
The CS also mentioned that all schools had been instructed to reduce the amount of food they purchased in response to senators’ inquiries about how prepared the government was to manage future sickness outbreaks.
According to his claims, investigations into the Mukumu Girls outbreak revealed that the school had purchased enough cereal for the whole academic year.
Additionally, Machogu insisted that all schools would be required to apply preservatives as recommended by the Ministry in the new manual.
Based on what we observed in Mukumu Girls, we also advise the schools that they don’t need to purchase enough maize, beans, and rice to last the entire semester because the supplies they previously had were sufficient.
“The type of stabilizers that were used also created problems. We are currently looking into that. We’re taking that information to all of our schools around the nation, he said, so that county administrators, members of the public health community, and specialists can assess it.
Three kids and a teacher died as a result of a severe bout of diarrhea at Mukumu Girls on April 3.
For a brief period, the school was closed, and 124 kids were transported to the Kakamega Referral Hospital.
More about 1800 of the 2028 kids have returned to school, according to information from the Ministry of Education in May 2023.
According to Machogu, each family of a victim of the accident will receive Ksh400,000 in compensation.