According to Education CS Magoha’s 10 member team, schools here in Kenya could reopen in September 2020.
Schools had to be closed a few months ago to facilitate government directives put in place to help curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.
According to CS Magoha, schools will reopen in about 2 months with candidates being among the first to resume. This will allow them to settle in and for the administration to put in place social distancing measures.
The rest of the students would then be allowed to join in about 2 weeks later.
The team also proposed national exams (KCSE and KCPE) to be sat in February 2021.
“This will be adequate time for teachers to cover the syllabus and help candidates revise for exams,” an official said.
This would give the students ample time to revise for their exams by compensating the few months they were forced to stay home due to the pandemic.
Magoha said the government had extended closure of all schools from primary to tertiary level until June.
“Whenever the examination is going to be administered, every Kenyan child will have been given the opportunity to cover whatever time that is lost before the said examination is administered,” he said.