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What You Need To Know About School Reopening In Kenya. – Reopening Dates Explained

Learning institutions could resume learning between 4th and 19th of October. Information reaching our desk is that half of the learners could return in the first round of resumption. 

According to the stakeholders meeting that was held on 21st Monday 2020, three days were selected as a possible resumption dates, which are 4th, 12th and 19th of October 2020. The reopening dates will be chosen according to the preparedness level of learning institutions. 

The reopening of schools will be in phases whereby 50 per cent of learners will resume classroom leaning and this group of learners comprise of grade 4 children, standard 7, 8 pupils and the form 4 candidates. 

This group of learners will probably resume between 4th and 19th of October considering how fast learning institutions will be prepared in terms of Covid-19 health precautions. 

Sources attached to Citizen TV reveal that the rate at which teachers will prepare their learning institutions in terms of desks and beds arrangements, installing clean running water points, enhancing social distance and all other health protocols will define which of the 3 dates will be suitable for reopening. 

For learners to reopen schools on the 4th of October, all measures need to be met by Next week 28th of September. But in case much precautions will not have been met by then, students will be forced to reopen on October 12th or even 19th depending on the situation that will be in place by then. 

After the first date of resumption, the predicament will be analyzed and any crises that will emanate will be solved before the second phase of learners meets their schoolmates one or two weeks after. 

Learners will be required to cover the term two syllabus between the months of October and December, supposing coverage of term one syllabus was met before schools we're locked down in Mid-March. 

In December, learners will have a two-week holiday to celebrate their Christmas season before they return back to class in January for the third term syllabus coverage. 

The National Examinations will be done in April next year before the new academic calendar is developed in May next year. This will ensure that all learners do not repeat in their classes.

The recommendations by the committee will be evaluated by a sub-Cabinet commission which who will later deliver its suggestions to President Kenyatta before his next press release. 

Already, teachers, have been directed by the Teachers Service Commission to report to their respective schools by Monday next week to make arrangements for the reopening of schools. 


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