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Schools reopening date postponed by a month as Covid-19 cases soar to 355

The government has postponed reopening of schools by a month amid covid-19 Pandemic.

Speaking during the covid-19 daily briefs, the education CS assured candidates and parents that national examinations (KCPE and KCSE) remain as scheduled.

“At this point, the Govt has not decided to postpone the KCPE and KCSE examinations. Let our children enjoy the last week on holiday, ” said the Education CS.

This therefore means term two 2020 which was initially set to reopen on May 4, could now resume operations in June.

CS Magoha however learners will be given enough time to cover the syllabus before the examinations are administered.

“During the intervening period, there will be many interventions that will depend on how the government is able to control this disease. I want to emphasize that whenever the examination is going to be administered, every Kenyan child will have been given the opportunity to cover whatever time that is lost before the said examination is administered,” added the education CS.

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At  the same time, Ministry of Heath, Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashid Aman Coronavirus cases in Kenya have risen to 355 after 12 more patients tested positive for Covid-19.

Eight of the new cases are from Nairobi and four from Mombasa.

The Health CAS said the number of recoveries had risen to 106 after eight more patients were discharged while the number of deaths stand at 14.

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