Kenya Certificate of Primary Education(KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education(KCSE) candidates are likely to resume learning next month in the new proposals.
According to report by Standard Newspaper, over 1.9 candidates (KCPE and KCSE) will return to schools the month of October for second term and sit their exams April next year.
KCPE candidates will sit their exams between 1-4 April, while KCSE will take their examinations between April 6th and 30th.
According to the proposal, the rest of the learners will report during the first week of January 2021, for new academic year.
They will repeat in their current classes and in a bid to see to it that social distance is maintained, learning will take place in shifts.
Pupils in pre school and lower grades will take their lessons twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Grade 4-6 will attend schools thrice a week that is on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, while class seven pupils and candidates will attend school daily.
Students in secondary schools will also attend schools in alternative days. Form one and form two students will attend lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Form three learners will attend classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Just like in the case for KCPE candidates, KCSE candidates will also attend lessons on a daily basis.
Yesterday education CS professor Magoha exuded confidence that decisions regarding the reopening of learning institutions may change owing to the declining number of Covid-19 cases.
“Decisions regarding the reopening of learning institutions may change as informed by reports obtained from the Ministry of Health, prevailing circumstances and increased knowledge of COVID-19,” said Magoha.
He however noted that social distance will remain an uphill task should schools reopen.