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Gov’t Releases School Term Dates 2021 As TSC Issues Directive To Teachers Aged Above 58 Years

Education Cabinet Secretary has announced that all schools will be reopened on January 4th 2021, as the country continues to thread carefully

Magoha said the second term will run from January 4 to March 19 after which Class Eight and Form Four learners will sit KCPE and KCSE exams respectively.

“All schools will reopen fully on 4th January 2021; Pre-primary 1 and Pre-primary 2, Grades 1,2,3 and Forms 1,2,3. Second term will run from 4th January to 19th March 2021. Grade 4 and form 1 will stay home while other learners complete their 3rd term. Grade 4 CBC learners will transition to grade 5 in July,” said CS Magoha.

Prof Magoha also announced that all learners will proceed for a seven-week holiday to allow administration and marking of the national primary and secondary examinations KCPE and KCSE respectively.

Education CS stated that that four-year-old children will join pre-primary one in July.

At the same time, Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Chief Executive Nancy Macharia has urged teachers aged 58 and above and those with pre-existing health conditions to work from home.

She said: “As this is a presidential directive, your employers will not sack you. The TSC has negotiated for teachers to be covered for Covid-19-related illnesses.”

TSC Boss further advised that teachers aged 58 and above can be utilised in marking and developing schemes of works. She further revealed that can use *202*07# as the new USSD tool teachers could use to report cases.

“Such teachers can be utilised in marking and developing schemes of works. This will help in stemming the spread of COVID-19. No teacher aged 58 and over who is staying at home is going to to be fired.

“TSC has also committed to cover the medical costs of teachers who will contract COVID-19,” said Macharia who revealed *202*07# as the new USSD tool teachers could use to report cases.

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