Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha [photo: Daily post]
Nov, 6th 2020 – Education CS George Magoha has said schools will fully reopen in the first week of January next year for the rest of the learners. that is grades one to three, classes five to seven and forms one to three.
Speaking in Murang’a County while inspecting the delivery of desks to schools, Magoha indicated that the school timetable will be revised to allow learners recover lost time.
He also said that the government, will soon be meeting, education stakeholders to finalize on the discussions. He said, “I want to urge education stakeholders to continue preparing towards the reopening around January 3, 2021. The new timetable shall be worked on and we shall overcome this. As far as examinations are concerned, we are going ahead to prepare for exams and the exams shall be done. We shall tweak the timetable which we shall make public very soon.“
This announcement comes after the International Central for policy and Conflict (ICPC) had urged the government to make permanent changes to the school calendar. The organization suggested that schools should open in September and end in June. ICPC said that the change would help cut the time wasted during the transition from secondary to college as well as transition from one system of education to the other smoothened.
The Organization’s Executive Director Ndung’u Wainanina said that the change would align the school calendar year to the cycle of governments which begins in July every five years.