Schools set to reopen as Magoha calls stakeholders meeting on Monday

Schools set to reopen as Magoha calls stakeholders meeting on Monday

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has said he will meet stakeholders on Monday next week to set the roadmap for schools which will fully reopen in January next year.

CS Magoha who has said he has called for the stakeholders meeting will also come up with the academic calendar as ordered by the president.

“I have called for the meeting of stakeholders from Monday of next week where we shall affirm exactly…..” he said.

During his seventh state of the nation address President Uhuru ordered the Ministry of Education to announce, within 14 days starting yesterday Thursday, the 2021 Academic Calendar.

The President said Education CS Georege Magoha will announce the new academic calendar in the next 14 days after a meeting with stakeholders.

CS Magoha while speaking in Machakos earlier today also said he together with the team will decide on the time table for the exams.

The CS had in the past said the exam time tables and the term dates would be reviewed after the planned reopening for other classes failed to take off after surge in Covid-19 cases.

“We shall decide on the time table for the exams and then the roadmap towards the end of next year cause as you are aware our children will come back to school in January and when they come back they need to have a time table,” the CS said.

Uhuru also directed the Ministry of Education and Transport to ensure by January some 12,500 new classrooms and other school related infrastructure are established across the country to mitigate congestion.

“Public day and boarding school infrastructure is currently over stretched. These challenges however real must not stop us from doing what is necessary but act as a motivation for us to work harder,” Uhuru said.

The President said he is pleased that for the second year his government has been able to achieve transition from primary schools to secondary schools a hundred per cent.

“Iam pleased to report that for the second year running we have been able to achieve a transition rate of 100% from primary to secondary school,” he said.

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