CS Magoha releases statements concerning 2020 KCSE exam release date and Term three opening of schools
The exercise of marking kenya certificate of secondary Education examination has come to an end today after a period of 21 days.
Professor Magoha has today thanked all the dedicated examiners, all committed group of stakeholders from the ministry of education and the Teachers Service commission who have been working without getting tired hence ensuring the marking exercise was completed successfully in all the 35 marking centres in Nairobi.
He also didn’t forget the efforts of the interior ministry and the National government headed by Dr. Fred Matiang’i who provided the necessary security to all teachers who were marking the learner’s scripts, Not forgetting the ministry of ICT innovation and youth affairs headed by CS Joe Mucheru that provided all the necessary required data entry manpower.
Principals of the schools which were the marking centres were also acknowledged by making sure that the centres were well organised and ready for the exercise.
He also added that, to maintain the social distancing directive from the ministry of Health the number of marking centres were increased unlike the other years.
Professor Magoha said also processing of the inputed data will be the next major concern so that the result will be released sooner enough.
Term three Reopening of schools
Following the directive issued by His Excellency the president of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta that schools should reopen as scheduled earlier, Professor Magoha also confirmed that schools will reopen on 10th May, 2021 for both primary and secondary. The term 3 will run up to 16th July, 2021 and the learners who are going back to school are for Form 1,2 and 3, PP1 and PP2, Grade 3,Std 5,6 and 7.
He also emphasised that Grade 4 learners will be expected back in school on 26th July, 2021 for the opening of Term one.
Professor Magoha warned the private schools who were planning to recall back Grade 4 learners and further directed them to follow strictly the academic calendar provided.
He also urged parents to allow the Grade 4 learners stay at home and study till the July 26th 2021 when they will be joining Grade 5.
Adding on in his statements, Prof. Magoha said that the Government released Ksh 7,500,000 to all public secondary schools ahead of the next week school reopening. The ministry of education also ensured that circulars were sent to the field officers to ensure that they moved around all schools ensuring the schools are prepared well enough to receive learners in line with the MOH directives.