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Schools Reopening: CS Magoha Announces Return Dates, KCPE and KCSE Exam Dates

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Education CS George Magoha on Tuesday, October 6 announced the reopening of schools for Grade 4, Class 8 and Form Four students to Monday, October 12.

He further revealed that KCPE and KCSE exams would be undertaken in March 2021.

“Education CS George Magoha has announced that the reopening of schools for Grade 4, Class 8 and Form Four learners on Monday, October 12, 2020.

Education CS George Magoha interacts with pupils. /FILE

“KCPE examinations to start on March 22, 2021 and end on March 24, 2021,” he revealed through the Ministry of Education’s official Twitter account.

KCSE exams are also scheduled to start on March 25, 2021 and end on April 16, 2021.

The Government assured parents that it had already met the full costs of the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations for all candidates.

All students and staff will be required to wear face masks, subjected to temperature screenings, wash their hands and observe high levels of hygiene.

“Where there is no running water, schools will use sanitizers,” Magoha said at the time.

Public universities and colleges resumed learning  on October 5.

The Ministry of Education announced last week that students in their final year of study in all public universities and tertiary institutions to report first before others are allowed back.

The Magoha-led team also revealed that the reopening will only take place once respective institutions observe strict adherence to the COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

All those entering the institutions will be required to observe high level of hygiene, wear face masks, wash their hands and adopt innovative approaches to uphold the guidelines on physical and social distancing.

President Uhuru Kenyatta during his 12th presidential address had disclosed that the ministry in consultation with the Ministry of Health would be preparing a timetable for the resumption of learning in all the institutions.

Education CS Prof. George Magoha assess Rongo University in preparation to reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic. /TWITTER

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