COVID-19: Primary and secondary schools in Kenya closed till 2021; colleges to reopen in September

COVID-19: Primary and secondary schools in Kenya closed till 2021; colleges to reopen in September

- Kenyan Ministry of Education has announced that all primary and secondary schools would reopen in 2021

- All students would resume studies in their current classes and not in their next classes

- Colleges and universities will prepare to re-open in September 2020 with strict guidelines

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The Kenyan Ministry of Education has announced that all primary and secondary schools would reopen next year.

The ministry said all students would resume studies in their current classes and not in their next classes

The Education Minister, George Magoha said no final-year national examinations would be held for primary and secondary pupils this year.

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Those exams are usually held in October and November each year.

However, colleges and universities will prepare to re-open in September this year with strict guidelines, the minister says.

Schools across Kenya closed in March after the country’s recorded its first coronavirus cases.

On Monday, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta reopened the borders of three counties that had been closed as part of the lockdown.

He then gave the education ministry 24 hours to give guidelines about the school calendar.

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In other news, scores of parents have stormed the Accra Girls Senior High School in Accra to pick up their wards to the house.

Their fear comes after six students of the school were confirmed to have tested positive and subsequently picked up to isolation facilities.

Some parents who spoke in an interview with TV3 indicated that they cannot rest knowing very well that their wards might be at risk of catching the virus.

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