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Magoha expects investigation report as he shuts down a school in Kibra

By Sigomba Ramadhan Omar | September 25th 2019 at 15:09:34 GMT +0300

Education CS Prof. George Magoha addresses the Pres at Precious Talent Primary School. He has closed a school in Kibra. [File, Standard]

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha expects the report of the investigation of the Precious Talent Primary School tragedy that killed eight pupils to be availed to him on Thursday.

Addressing the press in Kibra, the CS said Kenyans will know the fate of the school on whether it will resume learning activities or not before Monday.

“By Thursday, I will get the full report. The proprietors are being investigated by various agencies and by Monday we shall tell the public whether the school is reopening or not and on what capacities.”

Prof. Magoha was in Kibra to close down substandard schools and structures that pose as a threat to learners and teachers.

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He shut down St Catherine Bombolulu Primary School in Kibra constituency for having weak structures outlining similarities with the collapsed classrooms at Precious Talent School in Dagoretti. 

The CS who was accompanied by his PS Bello Kipsang warned that the ministry is not going to sympathize with institutions that do not obey the official school hours.

According to Prof. Magoha, schools that are found to be substandard will be shut down and students will be given alternative schooling.

The government cracked a whip on unapproved structures following the tragic accident at Precious Talent School where two classrooms caved in killing eight pupils. ?

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