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Schools in Kenya to reopen on Monday

12 October 2020, 10:22 AM  |  Sarah Kimani  | 
Schools in Kenya will reopen on Monday starting with Grade 4, Class 8 and Form 4.
The closure of schools in March this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, interrupted learning for over 17-million students who missed more than six months of formal education.
Education Cabinet Secretary, George Magoha, announced the reopening of schools last week, ending what had earlier been termed as a dead year.
Those expected to report on Monday are those in transitional classes but the Kenyan government plans to eventually have everyone in school by the 2nd of November.
Schools will be expected to put in place measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including checking temperatures and installing handwashing stations.
SABC’s Sarah Kimani reports: 

Schools turn into chicken farms to earn a living

Meanwhile, some schools in Kenya have been turned into chicken farms to earn a living.

Joseph Maina from Mwea Brethren Schools says, “When they told us that the school was to reopen in January 2021, that’s when my brain started working late at night and somehow I told my wife in the middle of the night, we stay here we die, let us think of something which can feed us.”

Below is the full report by SABC Kenya’s Correspondent. Sarah Kimani:

The decision by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta to reopen the economy while leaving learning institutions closed has been met with mixed reactions.

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