All learning institutions in Kenya were shut down mid march to promote curbing of the Covid-19 pandemic spread. Since then the ministry of education has been looking for ways that will ensure, schools reopening.
The other week Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha, insisted that the Kenya National examinations are not going to be postponed. Hence the students will have to go back to school to make-up for the lost time, and get enough time to go by their revisions amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Hence on Tuesday Magoha announced that he had formed a crew consisting of ten members, who are going to look into the situation and come up with ways to ensure schools reopen soon. MoE is also trying to figure out the transport needs of learners, hence would like to have information concerning school transport.
“The Ministry is in the process of mapping out transport needs of school learners and would like to get the data (on school transport) from schools within your jurisdiction,” said education PS Dr. Belio Kipsang.
Education PS further indicated that the whole process entails getting data from all schools, public and private, primary and secondary.
“You are hereby instructed to consolidate the data for the county and therefore schools are not expected to email the information directly to us by 17th May 2020,” stated Dr. Belio Kipsang.
This comes even after The CS of education George Magoha said that schools will stay closed until the Pandemic is contained. And that the students can stay at home for even a year, as long as they are safe.
However, plans to see to the syllabus coverage has been done in good time has been laid down. Education ministry had indicated that in order to recover the learning period lost due to the Covid-19 outbreak in the country, second term mid-term break will be shortened and August holiday to be shortened by two weeks.
But still there is uncertainty over schools’ reopening and KCSE and KCPE examination dates because the Covid-19 is taking roots in Kenya.
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