CS Magoha announces new school dates amid COVID-19 deaths

Uhuru with Secondary school students at State House

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has directed schools to reopen on 12th October 2020.

In a statement detailing how the resumption will be condcted, Prof. Magoha emphasized that only Grade four pupils, Class eight and Form four students will be allowed back in class.

On the part of examinations, candidates will sit their KCPE and KCSE exams between March 21 and 25. The costs of the KCPE and KCSE examinations have been paid for by the government.

In his directive, students will be required to always wear their masks, and that learning institutions would be required to carry out regular temperature checks.

The directive comes barely a week after President Uhuru Kenyatta issued guidelines to be observed before school reopen.

Uhuru was yet to announce a definite date on the resumption of learning.

In his defense, Uhuru said he will only reopen once the Education and Health Ministry guaranteesĀ the safety of learners.

Kenya has so far recorded 735 deaths of the deadly virus, with 39,449 cases reported at the time of this publication.

However, no word has been put out on the reopening of other classes in schools.