Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has issued a new directive as schools reopened on Monday, January 4. 

Speaking on Monday, Magoha directed schools that are already full not to admit more learners. This comes as some schools failed to reopen due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Cabinet Secretary gave the directive Monday morning even as parents turned up with their children seeking admission in new schools.

His sentiments come as the Ministry of Education puts in place stringent measures to protect learners, teaching, and non-teaching staff from contracting COVID-19.

Other measures in place include the prohibition of non-essential visits to schools by parents/guardians and any visits to schools shall be recorded.

Principals and headteachers have also been directed to maintain a register of all sick pupils/teachers and notify the county health department of any illness whether moderate or severe.

Teachers and other staff aged 58 years and above or who have pre-existing conditions are expected to work remotely.

At the same time, the government has banned extracurricular activities such as sports, drama, prize giving day, and music involving more than one school for three months.

Schools will resume completing the 2020 academic calendar with term two set to run for 11 weeks from 4th of January to 19th March, term 3 will begin on 10th of May to 16th of July.