The ministry of education CS professor Magoha has revealed today (Sunday) during COVID-19 briefing at Afya house that the government of Kenya is yet to decide the fate of the KCPE and KCSE national examinations. He said that the national examinations are not postponed as of now and that the date when the schools are going to reopen shall be decided later.
The education CS revealed that the education stakeholders are yet to sit down and decide on when to open schools. The decision on when schools will reopen for learning to resume will only be reached after assessing the situation of the Corona virus pandemic in the country and such a decision will be made once COVID-19 pandemic is contained.
“There are a lot of speculations going round that schools will reopen next month. I never said that what I said is closing dates for schools are effective from 4th May to 4th June. And the subject of reopening will be determined as time goes by,” CS Magoha said.
The CS urged parents to stop any fight with school administrations on matters pertaining to school fees payment. He further added that Kenyans should focus on the situation at hand and take extra care to curb the spread of the virus in the country.
This comes after the concern from parents on the fate of the first term given that they had already paid fees before the president gave a directive to close all learning institutions in the country amid the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
National Parents Association Nicholas Maiyo has urged parents to remain calm and he assured them that they first term school fees which they had paid will be carried forward once the schools re-open.
He also called upon the ministry of health to fumigate the schools thoroughly which are being used as isolation centers so as not to expose the students to dangers of the novel coronavirus when the schools reopen