Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has revealed that all schools will reopen on January 4, 2021. In a press address, Magoha says that the Ministry of Education complied with a Presidential directive issued two weeks ago to inform Kenyans on the date of resumption of studying.
All schools will reopen fully on 4th Jan 2021 and this applies to PP1 & 2, grades 1, 2, and 3, class 5, 6, and 7, and Forms 1, 2, and 3 learners. All 4-year olds will join PP1 in July 2021.
Magoha added that the second term for PP1 & 2, grades 1, 2, and 3, Class 5, 6, and 7 and Forms 1, 2 and 3 will run from January 4 to March 19, 2021. In the same period, Grade 4, class 8, and Form 4 learners will be participating in their third term as they await the national examinations.
All learners except class 8 and form fours will take a seven-week break to allow the candidates to take on their final year examinations that is KCPE and KCSE.
Thereafter, Grade 4 and incoming Form1 will stay at home while other learners complete their third term. Grade 4 CBC learners will transition to grade 5 in July 2021.
Magoha directed international schools to open on January 4, 2021 for all their learners.
Kenyan schools have been closed for the better part of 2020 as authorities took caution to prevent the spread of coronavirus. There has been partial reopening since October that Magoha says is providing insights and lessons into ensuring safe learning environment for students and teachers.
He stressed that the government will provide masks and ensure observation of covid19 protocols for learners as they resume their school calendar.