Education is an important aspect in the life of any living human being. Through it, a person gets to learn very many things. Besides, one can also gain knowledge and skills in a certain job. Getting an education is a right for every human being. Not only will education make one have academic qualifications, but also learn practical activities involved in agriculture.
Teachers are the ones who are mostly involved in educating people such as children and even adults. During this year, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted education worldwide and among other things.
Several countries globally have closed their school doors since the World Health Organization declared the disease a pandemic. This was in an effort to control the spread of the coronavirus disease.
Schools, especially private schools, lacked funds to control the operations of the schools. This forced many learning institutions to lay off teachers and staff leading them to financial stress.
In a country like Kenya, the primary and secondary students lost their whole academic year. The final year students were the ones who lost the most since they were to do exams to take them to the next level. However, the situation seems to change in Kenya after the country reported a positive rate that was less than 5%. According to the World Health Organization, such a rate is safe for a country to consider relaxing its measures.
The Cabinet Secretary of Education, George Magoha, told the public that schools will reopen in phases based on health guidelines. The first group might be the universities that are starting to reopen early next week on 5th October 2020. The primary and secondary may follow later as teachers and staff are thoroughly preparing for the reopening. The case is similar to Burkina Faso
The State of Education in Burkina Faso
Most of the learning institutions in the country closed down following the coronavirus pandemic. However, schEducation in Burkina Faso. Schools and the higher learning institutions reopened yesterday after the long time closure. The reopening follows as the country recorded no new coronavirus case according to the health information of the state.
What Some Teachers are Saying?
Marie Clarisse, a primary school teacher at Widtoghin, says:
“The plan is to pick up where we left off, quickly finish last year’s course before starting this year’s one. We have until mid-November to complete this course.”
What was Happening in Widtoghin?
In the school, the mayor of the capital and Education Ministry authorities were there for the commencement of the new period. The pupils were also receiving face masks on the other hand.
COVID-19 Stats in Burkina Faso
According to health data of the state, there are more than 1500 coronavirus cases and more than 45 fatalities.
As other countries are reopening their learning institutions, they ought to observe health guidelines to protect children. Most of these directives are the one’s that the World Health Organization gave out. They involve measures such as observing social distancing, sanitizing of hands, and maintaining general personal hygiene.