The 2020 academic year had been considered lost. However reversal of the decision to cancel the school academic year has come as a relief to parents, learners, book publishers and other education stakeholders.
The proposal by the Education Task Force on Covid-19 has saved learners not to repeat classes. It has reorganized the school calendar to begin in June instead of April.
In its proposal, it has recommended that, term two should start on October 5th and end on December 18th.While third term was scheduled to begin January 5th and end on April 2nd.
This development is a relief for many parents and teachers who were not comfortable with the idea of the children repeating classes.
Pre-primary school will let children join school in June 2021. While
Form One students will also join secondary school in the same month.
“The reorganization of the calendar is meant to cushion students against repeating class in January, when Ministry of Education had proposed learning institutions to reopen,” a source in the task force stated.
Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates will sit for their examinations in April 2021. The KCPE and KCSE results are expected to be released on May.