Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha has revealed how the government will recover learning period lost as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.
The no-nonsense CS says that the government is planning to shorten the second term mid-term break and August holiday to recover the the time lost.
He says should schools be re-opened within the next one month as expected there will be a loss of seven weeks on the school calendar.
According to the Education CS, to ensure completion of the syllabus within the scheduled time, the second term mid-term break will be shortened by four days and the August holiday by two weeks.
The Ministry says it will further adjust the school day to have longer learning hours.
“The outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic in Kenya led to the closure of schools on March 15, 2020 three weeks earlier than scheduled. The Ministry has further extended the reopening for the second term by one month effective from May 4, 2020. The net effect is the loss of seven weeks of school calendar,” said Prof. Magoha.
He made the revelation while responding to queries by Parliament on various measures taken by the Education Ministry in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.