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Relief to Parents as CS Magoha Issues A New Directive

Kevin Ochieng

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Kenyan parents have a reason to smile after Education Cabinet Secretary professor George Magoha made an announcement concerning the school fees.

The CS issued a statement that no child will be sent home over school fees arrears. This shall apply to both kids in private and public schools.

Addressing the media today while coordinating the opening of schools in Nairobi county, Professor Magoha stressed out that the majority of the measures put in place by the ministry of health have been observed by most schools in the country.

“For boarding schools, may I plead with principals to ensure that no child is sent home on account of school fees,” Magoha said while at Olympic Primary school in Kibera constituency.

The cabinet secretary also added that he was happy with the progress various schools are taking to ensure the smooth reopening of schools.

“Although physical distancing shall remain a challenge to us, it should not be a bottleneck to the resolve of reopening schools.” he added.

The Progressive reopening of both primary and secondary schools was set to kick off today, with Grade 4 pupils, under Competency-Based Curriculum,( CBC), Class 8 pupils and Form 4 students expected to report.

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Early last week, Professor Magoha through a statement addressed to the press, said that both KCSE and KCPE candidates will begin their exams in March 2021.

Learning of school going children is expected to continue until December 23, 2020. This is according to the revised school calendar issued by the ministry of education.

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