Schools will reopen for third term as scheduled: Magoha

Education CS George Magoha has reiterated that schools will reopen on 10th May as earlier planned despite coronavirus concerns.

This comes barely a few weeks after President Uhuru Kenyatta suspended all physical learning in the country and imposed partial lockdown in Kiambu, Kajiado, Nairobi, Mombasa, and other counties as some of the measures to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection

Magoha who spoke while supervising the administration of The Kenya Certificate Of Secondary(KCSE) in Kiambu County asked parents to prepare their children for the resumption of learning adding that the government is doing everything possible to ensure schools are conducive for learning.

“I am also leapfrogging forward and hoping that since it looks like the pandemic is starting to flatten, there may be no need for now for me to summon Education stakeholders to look afresh at the timetable. it remains as we had decided earlier in the year.” Professor Magoha said earlier on Monday.

In the revised Callender, term 3 students will resume on 10th May and end on July 16, with a half-term break penciled in for June 3rd to June 7th. After a one-week break, schools will re-open for the 2021 term on July 26, For a period of 10 weeks.