Education CS George Magoha has announced that schools in the country are set to reopen on October 12 for Grade 4, Class 8 and Form 4 students.
In a statement on Tuesday, Magoha said the schools will close on December 23, 2020, for a one week break.
Magoha announced that KCPE will start on March 22, 2021, and end on March 24, 2021 while KCSE exams will start on March 25, 2021, and end on April 16, 2021.
The CS said all students must adhere to the mandatory use of facemasks and monitoring of body temperatures.
“Where there is no running water, the school will use hand sanitiser,” the statement from the CS read.
“Although physical distancing remains a challenge, it should not be used as a bottleneck excuse to deny any child away from school.”
Magoha said all teachers should continue offering psychosocial and spiritual support to the students.