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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,24TH DEC,2020-The government has recalled field officers from leave to prepare for schools reopening in January.
Schools in Kenya will re-open fully on January 4, 2021 following closure in March when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in the country.
Although Form Fours, Class Eight and Grade 4 went back to school from October, the rest of the classes remain closed.
Universities and colleges were also re-opened under tight COVID-19 protocols.
Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang has issued a circular on Christmas eve, directing field officers to work closely with local administrators to ensure successful re-opening of schools.
“To strengthen the team, all Ministry of Education officers on leave should be recalled and engaged in monitoring the re-opening process,” Kipsang said.
Last week, President Uhuru Kenyatta directed the Interior Ministry to coordinate the exercise by working closely with education officials.
Dr Kipsang said school heads had been tasked to trace all learners to ensure they report to school.