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School Reopening: CS Magoha Issues Two-Week Ultimatum for Full Resumption

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Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha on Monday, October 12 told parents whose children are yet to report to school to start preparing them for a full resumption.

Magoha disclosed that the rest of the classes will reopen in one or two weeks after the Ministry of Education observes how the situation unfolds.

Speaking at Olympic Primary School where he had gone for an inspection on Monday, CS Magoha also encouraged parents to desist worrying about their children who resumed school.

Education CS George Magoha chatting with a pupil at Olympic Primary School on October 12, 2020. /TWITTER

‘The ministry will observe the situation in one or two weeks then recall the other children,” Magoha noted.

Additionally, the education boss urged school heads to prepare themselves to take down the bio-data information for students of their respective schools in case there will be a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.

He also urged every teacher to act as a guardian to the learners.

Magoha also scrapped activities such as assemblies, and co-curricular activities to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

On matters school fees, the CS decried that no child, in both primary and secondary schools, should be sent home due to fee arrears.

Grade Four, Class Eight, Form Four all resumed learning on Monday after more than seven months of staying home.

Earlier on, Magoha had revealed that the reopening will be used as a guideline to see how the situation will play out before allowing a full resumption.

Consultations will be made to provide directions on the resumption of learning for other students and pupils.

Meanwhile the Kenya Certificate of Primary Examinations (KCPE) examinations scrapped this year will start on March 22, 2021, and end on March 24, 2021, while the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams will kick off on March 25, 2021, and end on April 16, 2021.

Education CS Magoha at Mbagathi Primary School in Nairobi. /TWITTER

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