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COVID-19 forces Kenya basic education to resume in January

7 July 2020, 10:15 PM

Basic education in Kenya will resume in January next year when the COVID-19 curve is expected to flatten, the country’s education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha announced on Thursday a day after the country’s President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a phased reopening of the country.

LIVE: Basic Education Minister to brief the media at 4pm on reopening of schools to more grades

5 July 2020, 1:01 PM

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga will host a media briefing at 4pm to give an update on the progress in the sector since the reopening of schools in the COVID-19 environment.

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VIDEO: Basic Education Minister to brief the media at 16h00 on schools’ reopening

7 June 2020, 1:37 PM

Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, is addressing the media on schools’ readiness to reopen.

‘Basic Education missing mark with celebrity reading project’

15 April 2020, 8:02 AM

Some qualified South African teachers have taken to social media to express disappointment at the Department of Basic Education’s decision to use celebrities in a book reading project.

Basic Education defends decision to use celebrities for online teaching

14 April 2020, 6:44 PM

The Basic Education Department says there has been a misunderstanding regarding the use of celebrities on an online teaching platform.

VIDEO: Basic Education Minister briefs media on her portfolio

9 March 2020, 12:12 PM

The Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga briefs the media on her portfolio following an indaba with all the provincial MEC’s of education.

Basic Education seeks harsher penalties for parents with non-school goers

10 February 2020, 11:36 AM

The Basic Education Department says it wants to increase the penalty for parents and guardians who do not ensure that their children are in school from six months to six years imprisonment.

WATCH: President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses Basic Education Sector Lekgotla

16 January 2020, 9:10 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the Annual Basic Education Sector Lekgotla in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, which takes place from January 15 – 17, 2020.


Parliament’s Basic Education committee wishes matriculants well

6 January 2020, 3:14 PM

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has encouraged those who have failed matric not to see it as the end of the road.

Basic Education denies reports of lowering pass requirements

30 December 2019, 10:12 AM

The Department of Basic Education has warned the public against circulating fake news articles, which claim that the minimum pass requirements for school mathematics have been lowered to 20% for grades seven to nine.



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