The Ministry of Education CS Professor George Magoha has outlined a number of measures that the ministry will put in place to recover the lost time to ensure that the syllabus for primary and secondary schools is completed before candidates sit for their national examinations. These measures are in line with the earlier announcement in which the CS projected that learning may resume on the 4th of June this year.
According to the report CS Magoha submitted to the National Assembly’s Education Committee, the ministry will undertake the following measures to recover the time learners have lost during the COVID-19 break once schools reopen:
1. The class hours to be extended. The class will be extended so that learners will have more learning hours per day although the CS did not state how many hours shall be recovered per day.
2. Half term break for the second term to be slashed. The midterm break for second shall be slashed so that students shall only have three days for the break as opposed to the usual seven days.
3. The August holiday shall be shortened from four weeks to two weeks
There are some of the measures the government through the ministry education shall put in place once the schools reopen on June.
Students have only lost 4 weeks of learning up to date from the learning was suspended on mid of March 2020.
Following the COVID-19 update, the Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has announced 45 new positive cases for the virus for the last 24 hours. While speaking during a press briefing on Tuesday, the CS said that this is the highest number of new positive cases since Corona virus was first reported in the country.
He further reported that the new infections were from 1077 which were tested in the last 24 hours. Eastleigh alone recorded 29 cases of the 45 confirmed case