Education cabinet secretary has assured the general public that the rising number of covid-19 cases will not affect phased reopening.
Speaking on Thursday 29th, 2020 during a tour of Uhuru Gardens Primary school in Langata where he was assessing the state of the locally assembled desks supplied to the school, Magoha stated that the resurgence in covid-19 is not only being experienced in Kenya and that it should not raise concerns.
Magoha noted that currently the biggest headache is to whether to reopen for other learners or not.
“As far as the spike in COVID-19 is concerned, yes, it is spiking and it is not only spiking in this country and what we are grappling with is whether we open for other children or not. That decision however is yet to be formally made,” said Magoha.
Magoha further stated that the ministry of education is working collaboratively with that of Health and Interior to see to it that children receive the best.
“The government is fully in control of the situation. My ministry and that of Health and Interior are working to ensure that the very best is given to our children,” he said.
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At the same time, Magoha said that National examinations for the 1.9 million KCPE and KCSE candidates set to commence in March will go on as slated.
“There are no changes and we are not planning to shut down because of Covid-19. For now the timetable for examinations remains and children should be urged to continue preparing,” said Magoha.
The 2020 KCPE candidates are scheduled to sit exams starting March 22, 2021, just two days after end of the third term.
Meanwhile, KCSE exams will start on March 25, 2021, and end on April 16, 2021 to pave way for a marking exercise.