Education disrupted by COVID-19 pandemic
It is now four weeks since learners were forced to remain at home after schools were shut down to help combat the spread of Coronavirus disease. Over 15M learners and among them are Kenya Secondary and Certificate examinations (KSCE) and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidates expected to sit for their examinations.
The anxiety among learners and parents remains unaddressed as their fate remains unknown whether they will sit for their examination or not. Earlier President Uhuru Kenyatta said the ministry of Education is expected to work the response committee and come up with measures to mitigate any negative impacts on students due to the measures taken against the pandemic.
Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha says schools are set to open on the first of May but the current crisis leaves this with too many questions. The uncertainty of learning institutions to remain closed has caused anxiety as to whether the academic year will be much affected.