The government has crafted measures to ensure that all learners resume schooling by next month, January 4, 2021, as had earlier been scheduled by the Ministry of Education.
President Uhuru Kenyatta in his address during the 57th Jamhuri Day celebrations directed chiefs and their assistants to ensure that all learners are back in class come next month.
The Head of State directed all schools to document all the learners and provide reports of those who will miss to report back to school.
Also, the Ministry of Education, led by Prof George Magoha is expected to ensure that learners who shall miss out due to pregnancy or other reasons are readmitted to school.
Uhuru told parents and other education stakeholders that measures are in place to secure the children in school. They include the social distancing policies and Personal Protective Equipment such as hand sanitisers and masks which the State will be banking on to prevent learners from contracting the Covid-19.
“We remain on course for the resumption of learning in all classes effective January 4, 2021…with the safety of our young learners being our top priority,” he stated on December 12 at Nyayo Stadium, Nairobi.
The quest to reopen schools come at a time that learners in Grade Four, Class Eight and Form Four are remaining with two weeks to start their examination for second term. The group resumed learning when the State initiated phased reopening of schools after six months’ closure due to the Covid-19 infections.
Plans are already underway to prepare the examinations to ensure that the learners already in school proceed smoothly with their calendar.