Ministry of education has announced reopening of universities and tertiary institutions with effect from October 5, 2020.
All final year students are expected to report back on Monday October 5 in progressive reopening.
Prof. Magoha further directed that Final Year students in universities to resume face-to-face studies on Monday, October 5.
“The respective University Councils and their Senates will announce the date for resumption of in-person learning for students in other academic classes, with priority being accorded to those undertaking Science-based courses,” said the CS.
Also expected to resume learning are final year students of Teachers’ Training Colleges (TTCs) and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions.
“The examination classes of Teachers’ Training Colleges (TTCs) and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions will report on Monday, October 5, 2020,” Magoha said in a press statement on Tuesday, September 29.
“The Boards of the TTCs and the TVETs will announce the resumption date for in-person learning for other classes, with priority accorded to students undertaking practical courses,” added the Cabinet minister.
This announcement comes barely a day after National Covid-19 Conference that was chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta at KICC.
In his address, the head of state of state directed education CS professor Magoha to issue the calendar for resumption of 2020 academic calender.
He said: “In that regard, I, therefore, direct and order the Cabinet Secretary for Education to issue the Calendar for the resumption of the 2020 Academic calendar, strictly bearing the foregoing in mind.
And here I really would plead with Kenyans – let us not focus ourselves on when schools will reopen but how shall these schools open in a manner that protects our children and protects their lives and their health.
Let us think first about their health and wellbeing and once we have established how then together we will agree when.
The resumption of in-person learning must be predicated on strict adherence to the health protocols and guidelines as issued by the Ministry of Health.”