Kenya’s Education Minister George Magoha has announced that all students will return to school on 4 January 2021/
The reopening will be accompanied by stringent measures to curb the spread of coronavirus.
“I wish to assure the country that the government is determined to ensure a safe reopening and learning of our schools,” Magoha said at a briefing in Nairobi.
President Uhuru Kenyatta during his state of the nation address on Nov. 12 directed the ministry of education to come up with viable dates for resumption of in-person learning countrywide.
He said that reopening of schools is key to boost the emotional and cognitive well-being of children and youth amid prolonged stay at home to help curb transmission of COVID-19.