Friday May 29, 2020 – Schools across the country may be re-opened in September 2020 if new proposals by a 10-member team formed by Education CS, George Magoha, are adopted.

The COVID19 Education Response Committee noted that with the effects of Coronavirus expected to drag on, new measures should be taken to ensure learning resumes.

According to reports, the team also proposed national exams (KCSE and KCPE) to be sat in February 2021.

The committee recommended KCPE and KCSE candidates be given priority to report to school first while the rest join them two weeks later so that social distancing measures can be adjusted.

“This will be adequate time for teachers to cover the syllabus and help candidates revise for exams,” an official said.

President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the closure of all schools on Sunday, March 15th, after three cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed to curb the spread of the highly contagious disease.


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