Magoha: Third Term To Begin On May 10 As Covid-19 Curve Seems To Flatten
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has stated that the school calendar might not have to be altered as the Covid-19 curve seems to flatten.
While inspecting the opening of the KCSE exams on Monday in Kiambu, Magoha stated that the school calendar might not change since the number of Covid-19 cases has started to reduce.
"On the school calendar, I am leaping forward and hoping that since it looks like the covid-19 pandemic curve is starting to flatten, there may be no need, for now, to summon education stakeholders to look afresh at the timetable," Said Magoha.
He added that learners will go back to school as earlier communicated by their schools when learning resumed after nine months of closure brought about by the Covid pandemic. The third term is set to resume on May 10 and the recent Covid-19 containment measures have caused confusion among learners and parents.
President Uhuru Kenyatta closed social places within the disease-infected zone that is in Kiambu, Nairobi, Kajiado, Nakuru, and Machakos counties. Institutions of higher learning were also closed with immediate effect thus disrupting the school calendar.
Covid-19 infections have decreased in the last two weeks with the infection rate down to 11.8 percent as of Sunday. Yesterday only 486 cases were recorded from a sample size of 4134.