Education CS Prof George Magoha has directed schools to open for pupils in Grade 4, Grade 8, and in Form 4 – effective Monday 12th October 2020.
Prof Magoha further announced that the national KCPE and KCSE exams will start on March 22 and March 25 2021 respectively.
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KCPE exams will run for three days until March 24, 2021 while KCSE exams will start on March 25, 2021 and end on April 16, 2021.
The students will be on a marathon to recover the time lost in 2020 after schools were closed in March following the breakout of Covid19 in the country.
Under the new education curriculum, grade 4 pupils will be undertaking exams to graduate to upper primary while the Grade 8 will be seeking entry to lower secondary.
Activist Okiya Omtata moves to court to oppose move by Education CS George Magoha to have school re-opened on 12 October 2020 for Grade 4,Class 8 and Form 4 learners. Argues Government hasn't yet put up strained measures to tackle Covid 19 pic.twitter.com/ILexR6XYe9
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