RE-OPENING OF SCHOOLS FROM GRADE 4, CLASS 8 AND FORM 4- CS MAGOHA

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Cabinet Secretary of Education CS Magoha has announced the reopening of schools.

The issue of when schools will be re-opened has been a hard one. Since schools were closed down six months ago due to the novel corona virus, it has been unclear what would happen to students.

However, in a statement issued on 6th October, CS Magoha said that schools will be reopened on 12th October. So students in Grade 4, class 8, and form 4 are expected to report to school first.

…The broad-based education stakeholder consultations; the Ministry of Education notifies the public that the progressive reopening of schools will commence on Monday…

Read the statement issued in part

According to the calendar issued together with the report, class eight and form four students will sit for their KCPE and KCSE exams in March 2021.

Also, schools are expected to observe the following rules and regulations to prevent the spread of COVID 19:

Mandatory use of face masks, monitoring of body temperature for all learners, staff and all other persons accessing the school. and hand washing and observance of high levels of hygiene must be observed. But where there is no water, schools have been advised to use sanitizers.

Although physical distancing will remain a challenge, it should not be used as a bottleneck to keep to keep any child away from school.

As a result, all schools that had been used a quarantine centers have been fumigated under the supervision of the Ministry of Health. And schools that had been designated as quarantine centers but not used, need not be fumigated prior to their reopening.

According to the calendar, term two ends on December 23rd while term three begins in January to March 2021- CS Magoha.

By Wanjiru Mbaru

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Joel

They should not its too risky

Anonymous

This guy is not serious at all how can we do a second term in the end of the year there is no money for school fees yet it’s going to affect the students and pupils mostly in small schools day in corona cases may increase sometimes decrease be sure first before sending our children to school that they will be safe and moreover some schools were used as isolation centres what will you say about that extended till next year

Elvis

That’s just ambushing parents.mthey should have given them more time…not just one week

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