Oct 6, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — The Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has announced the reopening of schools for Grade 4, Class 8 and Form Four learners on Monday, 12th. October, 2020.
In a statement shared with the media, the CS shared the school calendar for some classes in primary and secondary schools.
The second term is set to start next week and it will run for 11 weeks. It will end on 23rd December.
These students will go for a one week break and resume classes on 4th January 2021.
Class 8 pupils will sit for their KCPE exams from 22nd march – 24th march 2021.
High school will sit for their KCSE from 25th March to 16th April 2021.
The CS insisted on all schools following the COVID-19 guidelines.
He pointed out that physical distancing will still pose a challenge but noted that this should not be used as a bottleneck to keep the students away from school.
To Ease the burden a little bit from the parents, the government announced that it has already met the full costs of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education and Kenya Certificate of primary education for all pupils.
This announcement came one day after the Kenya Nation Union of Teachers(KNUT), Wilson Sossion called on the Ministry of Education to release the new Education calendar that will guide the process of re-opening schools.
“COVID-19 is not going anywhere, it is here to stay and I am glad we have learned how to manage it and therefore, schools should be reopened like yesterday. We cannot afford to waste more time and extend the closure. It is therefore upon the Ministry of Education to release the calendar and let students go back to school,” KNUT Secretary General Wilson Sossion said during the commemoration of World Teacher’s Day yesterday.
Universities and colleges already started a phased re-opening Monday, starting with the final and third years.