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Magoha Directs Schools That Are Full Not To Admit More Learners

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Magoha Directs Schools That Are Full Not To Admit More Learners

Monday morning Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha gave the directive even as parents turned up with their children seeking admission at Kibera Olympic Primary school which is already full to capacity.

Magoha further directed that additional 140 desks be delivered at the school which has an enrollment of 4700 pupils and 70 to be availed this week.

This comes as the Ministry of Education puts in place stringent measures to protect learners, teaching, and non-teaching staff from contracting COVID-19.

Other measures in place include the prohibition of non-essential visits to schools by parents/guardians and any visits to schools shall be recorded.

Principals and headteachers have been directed to maintain a register of all sick pupils/teachers and notify the county health department of any illness whether moderate or severe.


Teachers and other staff aged 58 years and above or who have pre-existing conditions are expected to work remotely.

All extracurricular activities such as sports, drama, prize giving day, and music involving more than one school have also been banned for three months.

Schools will resume completing the 2020 academic calendar with term two set to run for a duration of 11 weeks from 4th of January to 19th March, term 3 will begin on 10th of May to 16th of July.

Felicity Gitonga

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