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Government has no plan to shut down school due to Covid-19, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha says

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha said the government has no plan to shut down school due to Covid-19.

Magoha further stated that national examinations for the 1.9 million KCPE and KCSE candidates set to start in March will go on as scheduled.

“There are no changes and we are not planning to shut down because of Covid-19,” said Magoha.

“For now the timetable for examinations remains and children should be urged to continue preparing,” he added.

National exams schedule

The 2020 KCPE candidates are scheduled to sit exams starting March 22, 2021, just two days after end of the third term.

The three days examinations will end on March 24. This will just be a day to start of the KCSE exams that will last three weeks and three days.

Marking of the two national examinations would be spread between April 19 and May 7.

Learners are expected to break on December 23 only a week after which they will start third term in January.