Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha has come out to array fears over uncertainty in schools’ reopening. Speaking in Kiambu County on Monday Monday, while supervising the opening of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams container, the CS said current data shows a decline in Covid-19 infections, thus there are no plans to further interfering with the schools’ calendar.
Magoha’s reassurance means that the schools are going to be opened on May 10 for the third term as was earlier planned, due to a decrease in Covid-19 infections.
“I am leapfrogging forward and hoping that since it looks like the pandemic (Covid 19) is starting to flatten, there may be no need for now to summon education stakeholders to look afresh at the timetable. It remains as we had decided earlier in the year.” said Magoha.
This means that all PP1 and 2; Grade 1, 2 and 3; Class 5, 6 and 7; and Form 1, 2 and 3 learners will report for their 2020 third term on May 10, 2021.
Meanwhile, Grade 4 CBC learners will transit to Grade 5 in July, 2021.
Further, Grade 4 and incoming form one class (class 8 graduates) will stay at home as other learners complete their term 3.
2020 TERM 2 AND 3 REVISED SCHOOL CALENDAR (TERM DATES) FOR CONTINUING LEARNERS
|Activity||Opening Dates||Closing Dates||Duration|
|Term 2||4/1/2021||19/03/2021||11 weeks|
|Term 3||10/5/2021||16/07/2021||10 weeks|
|Half-term Break||3/6/2021||7/6/2021||3 Days|