Corona pandemic will not interfere with this year’s national exams-CS Magoha

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha in a press briefing on Sunday, April 19, 2020|COURTESY

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,19TH APRIL,2020-Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha  on Sunday  reassured  parents that the government remains  optimistic that the coronavirus pandemic will not interfere with the national examinations calendar.

In a press briefing on Sunday, Prof. Magoha said students are undergoing online learning, adding that the Education Ministry has not considered postponing this year’s KCPE or KCSE exams.

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha in a press briefing on Sunday, April 19, 2020|COURTESY

“Up to this moment, nobody has thought of postponing the KCPE and KCSE exams and to the best of the government’s ability the children are getting online learning,” said Magoha.

“I’m aware that parents are very apprehensive but they should be fair with themselves because government has not pronounced itself that the exam will be postponed.”

Magoha said he will not be guided by “fear mongers” assuring that the Education Ministry will announce its plans in the course of next week.

“During the course of next week, we shall tell you the various scenarios we have come up with and not all of them involve a dooms day situation and since we are optimistic I still refuse to be guided by fear mongers,” said the Education CS.

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