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  • Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha revealed when schools will officially reopen for the third term.

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said the Ministry has no plans to change the school year calendar.

Speaking in Kiambu on Monday CS Magoha said although the country is under strict Covid-19 restrictions learners will report to school on May 10, 2021, for their third term.

“On the school calendar, I am leaping forward and hoping that since it looks like the Covid-19 pandemic curve is starting to flatten, there may be no need, for now, to summon education stakeholders to look afresh at the time table,” said Magoha.

The CS said the Covid-19 curve was flattening in the country hence there was no need for education stakeholders to restructure the academic timetable.

Irregularities In Exams

Prof Magoha also maintained that the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination will be released in two weeks' time.

Last week he addressed the integrity of the ongoing KCSE exams, which he noted that very few cases of irregularities have been reported so far across the country.

According to the CS, only 15 people and 15 phones had been confiscated, adding that investigations are being conducted before action is taken on those found guilty.

“Today marks the third week of the examinations, and we are proceeding extremely well, considering all things. The examination has gone as per the schedule, except a few tricks that I warned about earlier,” Magoha divulged.