Dec 12, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the resumption of learning of all levels to resume on Jan. 4 next year.
Speaking in Nairobi during celebrations marking Kenya’s 57th Independence Day, Kenyatta directed the Ministry of Interior in conjunction with Chiefs to file reports accounting for the return of students to school on the set date.
“I hereby direct that the Ministry of Interior and the Coordination of the National Government shall, through all Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs, account for all children within their jurisdiction of those officers and also ensure that all children report back to school in January 2021,” stated the President.
Kenyatta said that all parents should ensure that their children have reported back to school.
“In that regard, and in line with the policy of the government on universal and compulsory basic education for all children of up to 18 years, all parents and guardians are required to facilitate their children to resume learning in January 2021,” he said.
He said the move is aimed at ensuring that all children report back to school.
The President also directed all secondary and primary schools to submit reports to the Ministry of Education, capturing identity, and details of all the students who will not have resumed school.
The Ministry of Education was also directed to come up with a framework to ensure that students who wouldn’t be able to resume school due to pregnancy are catered for.
“I also direct that the Ministry of Education shall receive reports from all Primary and Secondary schools in Kenya on the identity and details of any child who have not reported to school, and re-issue and publicize the Education Policy on School Re-entry so as to facilitate the re-admission of all those who may not be able to report back due to pregnancy,” added the President.
Kenyatta assured Kenyans that Ministries of Education and Health had developed specific protocols and guidelines to facilitate the reopening of all learning institutions.
Last month, the Ministry of Education released a calendar that runs up to the year 2022.