KENYA has delayed re-opening of schools till January 2021 to avoid taking any chance with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The schools were originally scheduled to reopen in September.
According to reports from the country’s local media, the Education Secretary, George Magoha said that “due to the disturbing trend of COVID-19 cases rising steadily, education stakeholders have shelved the initial proposal to reopen schools in September.”
“Social and physical distancing is the most important factor in the reopening of schools.”
The decision will also lead to the cancelation of the 2020 examination calendar.
Kenyan authorities so far have confirmed 8,067 COVID-19 infections with 164 deaths, according to data compiled by the US-based John Hopkins University.