It's a Date! Kenya to Open Schools on October 19

A team of senior education stakeholders have proposed to reorganise the academic calendar such that the second term starts in October and ends in November, and the third term starts in January and ends in March. The first term in the 2021 calendar will start in May or early June, meaning hundreds of thousands of children scheduled to join Early Child Development Education classes will be delayed for half a year. Standard Eight and Form Four learners will sit their national exams in April 2021 if the government adopts proposals by a committee appointed by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha. Learners will not repeat classes as it had been announced earlier. Over 18 million students have been affected by the closure of schools due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.


Florian helping her daughter Sheila Achieng do her revision at home in Kibera as schools are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic (file photo).

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