Ministry of Education CS George Magoha has announced that Final year students in all universities and tertiary institutions will be expected to go back to class on Monday, October 5 .
Thereafter, the Boards of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training institutions (TVETs), Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) and University Councils will announce the resumption date of in-person learning for other classes.
Priority will be given to students taking science classes.
At the same time, all institutions that previously served as designated quarantine facilities will be fumigated prior to their re-opening.
During the 12th address on the COVID-19 in the country at the KICC, President Kenyatta urged focus on ‘how’ schools would reopen and not ‘when’.
He said the conversation on “when” would only be had once the safety of the learners was assured.
“Learning institutions should only be reopened when we have and can sufficiently guarantee the safety of all our children. Let us not focus on when schools will reopen but on how they will reopen, ” he said