The government Spokesperson, Rtd. Col Cyrus Oguna, on Saturday, March 27, announced the move was intended to ease fears following parents and stakeholders’ concern over the safety of students with the new development.
Oguna assured parents that the students will be catered for and that the government will make sure they are helped to get back home safely.
“They should not be worried at all. The Ministries of Education and Interior have an elaborate plan to ensure that all the students currently sitting for exams will get back home safely.
“That is the message I want to communicate with the parents. We are aware of what they are going through and are up to date with our candidates’ progress,” Oguna said.
He added that the schools will coordinate with the two ministries to ensure learners get back home. KCSE exams began on Friday, March 26, and will end on Wednesday, April 21.
President Kenyatta, while addressing the country, suspended face-to-face learning in all learning institutions, apart from KCSE candidates and medical training institutions.
“With respect to education in Kenya, there shall be the immediate suspension of all on-going physical learning in all our education institutions including universities and tertiary and vocational colleges, other than for candidates sitting for their examinations and those in medical training institutions, until otherwise notified,” Uhuru said.