Education officials this week will review the KCPE and KCSE exams among other critical programmes with a view to postponement.
Sources tell the Star a plan to ‘adjust’ school programmes is in the pipeline as the spread of coronavirus throws the school calendar into disarray and spreads confusion.
The disease can spread like wildfire in crowded classrooms, dorms and cafeterias.
President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered learning suspended progressively from March 15 to stem the spread of the coronavirus in learning institutions, from primary schools through universities.
Uncertainty surrounds the reopening of any learning institution and educators
Can’t plan till schools reopen
A source familiar with the consultations around adjustment of programmes says it’s still a puzzle as changes can only be made where there is certainty about schools reopening.
predict the lockdown could well eat into part of the second term.
The Star has established top officials in the Education ministry, led by CS George Magoha and Basic Education PS Belio Kipsang, were locked in consultations last week about the future of education after the coronavirus crisis.
However, a source familiar with the consultations around adjustment of programmes says it’s still a puzzle as changes can only be made where there is certainty about schools reopening.
Already, three weeks of the school calendar have been lost in the shutdown. Its impact on all activities cannot be underestimated.
These activities include the national examinations for KCPE and KCSE, delayed admission to universities and colleges, and even implementation of the new Competency-Based Curriculum.