BTSC directs teachers to report to schools by Monday September 28 ahead of school reopening

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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,21ST SEPT 2020-Primary and Secondary School teachers will be expected to report to their respective schools from Monday, September 28 to prepare for the eventual re-opening.

Education Response Committee chaired by Sara Ruto of the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) reccomends that schools re-open in October.

However, Education CS George Magoha said the reccomendations by the committee will be tabled before a larger committee after which, the official date for school’s re-opening will be given.

“It is not for me to give the date for the re-opening, I will table this report before a larger committee for a deliberation on the actual date for the resumption of schooling,” Prof. Magoha said.

The scattered re-opening will see candidates report to school first; with the rest of the students expected back in a few weeks.

Standard Seven, Standard Eight, Form Three and Form Four students will be expected in school’s first.

Upon resumption of classes, non-candidates will undergo a crash-learning programme aimed at covering the second term syllabus before December.

CS Magoha said it may be important to have some classes outside, to avert the spread of the new coronavirus.

The Education Ministry further said teachers will be guided on how to finish the syllabus before the national exams slated for April 2021.

Under the new recommendations, the second term which was disrupted by the pandemic will begin in October and end in November whilst the third term will kick off in January through to March.

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