Students to resume learning on January 2021, CS Magoha announces new term dates

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha addresses the media at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Education (KICD) in Nairobi on May 29, 2020.

The Ministry of Education has met with all the stakeholders on Monday with all stakeholders to deliberate on the current preparedness of the full resumption of  learning.

During President Uhuru Kenyatta’s address on 12th November 2020, he directed the Ministry of Education in consultation with all stakeholders to inform Kenyans on the dates of the resumption of studies within 14 days.

“All schools will reopen fully on 4th January 2021. This will apply to all continuing PP1 and 2; Grade 1, 2 and 3; Class 5, 6 and 7; and Form 1, 2 and 3 learners,” Education CS George Magoha said.

The stated classes are set to begin their term on 4th January 2021 and to end on 19th March 2021 together with Grade 4, Class 8 and Form 4 students.

All 4-year-olds expected to join PP1 in July 2021.

All learners except Class 8 and Form 4 students to take 7-week holiday in order to allow for KCPE and KCSE examinations administration and marking.

Grade 4 and Class 8 learners to stay home as other students complete their Term 3. Grade 4 CBC learners to transition to Grade 5 in July 2021.

International schools will reopen from 4th January 2021 for all learners still at home.

“I wish to assure the country that the Government is determined to ensure a safe reopening and learning of our schools. In doing so, we are drawing important lessons from the partial reopening that has taken place since October. We are confident that we will remain on the right trajectory to finding the winning formula that will ensure our learning institutions are safe for our learners and teachers,” CS Magoha stated.

He further added, “The Ministry appreciates the support of all parents, counties and development partners in ensuring that schools comply with all the Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 safety measures.”

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