George Magoha, the Education Cabinet Secretary, has said the school calendar wouldn’t change.
He noted the ministry wouldn’t alter the school calendar, and learners would resume learning as planned earlier.
The Education CS was speaking at Kiambu county while inspecting exams opening. He added it wasn’t necessary to hold a meeting with education stakeholders regarding schools reopening.
“Following the flattening of the Covid-19 virus curve, it may not be necessary to summon education stakeholders to review the timetable,” said Magoha.
Magoha also said the ministry would release the KCPE results in a fortnight since the marking and preparation are already at an advanced stage.
The CS further stated there wasn’t examination leakage because the government ensured they checked all containers each morning before disbursing examination material.
“Security agencies and the ministry arrested the key masterminds behind exposing exams before time in Rusinga. The move has disrupted the possibility of people giving out exams using other means,” added Magoha.
Magoha said with exams coming to an end next week on Wednesday, they hadn’t experienced significant incidents when dealing with the 752,000 candidates taking the exams, apart from those who became pregnant.
He noted that all pregnant female candidates also managed to sit for the national exams.
He, however, said due to torrential rainfall, the government has put plans in place to give out exams ahead of time to ensure all candidates completed exams within the stipulated time.