Kenyan Schools Officially Reopen After Almost A Year

Children during their playtime

We are happy to report that all our seven children reported to school and have settled down for learning. Schools in Kenya were shut in mid-March following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country; and the closure of schools was a measure to contain the virus. Kenyan school children in grades 4, 8 and 12 returned to school on October 12th to December 23rd 2020 as the rest of the children were waiting to return as well.

The Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha released the school calendar in readiness for the resumption of learning on Monday, January 4, 2021. He further said that all schools would reopen fully then; this would apply to PP1 and 2, Grade 1, 2 and 3, class 5,6 and 7 and Form 1, 2 and 3 learners. According to Covid-19 report update of 8th January, 2021, the total number of confirmed cases was 97,954; total recovered 80,671; and 1,703 deaths since last year. We are happy to report that no schools have been affected since we opened this year and our children are safe.

Two of our children, Austine and Aggrin all in grade four fall into the above category because they are pioneer students for the New Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) which was previously the 8-4-4 system few years ago. The children are extremely happy to be back to school! We appreciate all our sponsors for supplying educational material, exams and food supplies last year for home schooling during lockdown; this made our children to remain focused and engaged while at home.

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