Exercise caution as schools reopen this term

Students

Students head for the bus terminus in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, on March 16, 2021 to board matatus back home after schools closed for a two-month second term recess.

Photo credit: Jared Nyataya | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Decision to reopen schools as scheduled is a relief to parents, teachers, students and other stakeholders in education.
  • Opening of schools will ensure learners’ academic life is back on track in a reasonably short time after the nine-month disruption last year.

It’s clear schools will open for the third term on May 10 as scheduled after President Uhuru Kenyatta’s pronouncement on Labour Day. The country is still grappling with Covid-19 infections but the decision to reopen schools as scheduled is a relief to parents, teachers, students and other stakeholders in education who would not want to see any more disruptions of the academic calendar.

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