President Kenyatta orders all schools reopen in January 2021


President Kenyatta orders all schools reopen in January 2021
President Uhuru Kenyatta delivers his national address during the 57th Jamhuri Day celebrations at Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi County. PHOTO| PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed that all schools reopen in January 2021 as the country continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Head of State instructed that the Interior Ministry, through all Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs, to ensure that all students report back to school at the beginning of next year.

He said the Ministry of Education, in consultation with the Health Ministry, has developed sector specific protocols and guidelines to facilitate the reopening of all learning institution.

“We remain on course for the resumption of learning in all classes effective the 4th of  January 2021 with the safety of our learners being our top priority,” said President Kenyatta.

The President said the Ministry of Education shall receive reports from all primary and secondary schools, regardless of the education system they deliver, on the identity and details of any student who shall not report to school as directed.

President Kenyatta also directed that the Prof. George Magoha-led ministry facilitate the resumption of learning for all learners who had dropped out of school due to pregnancy.

The Head of State was speaking on Saturday during the 57th Jamhuri Day celebrations at Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi.

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