Gradual reopening of schools to start in September, new term dates by mid August

Gradual reopening of schools to start in September, new term dates by mid August

President Uhuru Kenyatta has today directed the Ministry of Education to facilitate the progressive re-opening of schools from September 1, 2020.

President Kenyatta spoke at State House in Nairobi where he announced that Kenya the COVID-19 infections in the country had hit 2,600 with 83 deaths, hence making it illogical to fully lift the restrictions and return the country to normal.

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The Head of State directed the Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha-led ministry to announce the new school calendar by mid-August.

“I hereby direct that following stakeholder’s consultations in the education sector, the Ministry of Education jointly with the Ministry of Health issues and publicizes guidelines on a gradual and progressive return to normalcy in the education sector by the third term, from September 1, 2020,” he said.

CS Magoha last month appointed a 9-member committee to advise on how to restore normalcy in the Education sector in light of the far-reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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