Dr. Andrew Rasugu Otachi Riechi calls for an urgent review of fiscal and education policies so as to address the socio-economic dimensions affecting the lives of children in a myriad of ways during the Covid-19 pandemic. He states that "Due to prolonged confinement, children are being separated from their peers and teachers and deprived of socializing activities, including sports. National and state/county governments should consider mobilizing resources from development partners and international agencies to put up the necessary infrastructures for digital learning management systems, going forward." Dr. Riechi wrote in his article that was published on the website https://eap.uonbi.ac.ke/ of the Department of Educational Administration & Planning, University Of Nairobi. He further observes that ‘’as the confinement of learners continues, especially for those in early years of development, it is critical to protect the well-being and mental health, and to increase support to families, teachers and caregivers.’’

 Dr. Riechi is a Senior Lecturer of Economics of Education at the University of Nairobi and Director, School of Education Koitaleel Samoei. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in Economics of Education from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

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