Exam candidates to begin gradual school reopening next week

A spike in coronavirus infections has cast doubt on the anticipated full reopening of schools on Monday.

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What you need to know:

  • The selection was apparently informed by the need to eliminate a bottleneck in the system that would have forced students to repeat classes.
  • Prof Magoha has opted for a phased reopening, giving priority to the pioneer CBC class and KCPE and KCSE candidates.
  • KCPE and KCSE exam candidates will now sit their tests in March and April 2021.
  • More than a million learners will join pre-school, while an almost similar number will join secondary school.

Schools reopen next week for learners in three classes crucial to transitioning to the next education levels, signalling the government’s determination to salvage an academic year disrupted by six months closure of institutions.  

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