The earliest exams can be done is February or March — Magoha
By Vincent Kejitan | June 18th 2020
Education CS Prof George Magoha on Thursday said the
earliest exams can be done is February or March.
This, he said, was dependent on whether schools will be
opened in September.
The CS emphasized that the Ministry is avoiding a situation
where learning will resume then will be halted after a few weeks because of a
surge in Coronavirus cases.
“We are working towards opening schools in September and the
dates of the exams will definitely roll to early next year.
“The children must start from where they left. The earliest
exams can take place is around February and March…not later than April,” he said.
Adding: “If we do the exam in April then transition will not
On the safety measures that have to be adhered to before
then, Magoha said deliberations were ongoing on whether all teachers should be
tested first since they have the potential to infect many students.
“Before we open we will take the teachers to school and they
will have been taken through the Covid response programme,” he said.
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On Wednesday, the Ministry of Health announced that 184
people had tested positive for the coronavirus, raising the national tally to
4,044 as Health CAS Dr Rashid Aman warned infections were entering
the exponential (rapid expansion) phase.
During the daily Covid-19 national brief, Dr Aman said
that the ministry had tested 2,518 samples in the past 24 hours.
The total number of samples tested so far is 124, 474.
He said 129 of the new cases were male and 55
female. All new confirmed cases are Kenyans except one.
The Ministry has also discharged an additional 27 patients,
which brings recoveries to 1,353. Two more people have also succumbed to
the disease raising the death toll to 107.
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