The government will later this week announce the date when schools will reopen, a senior official has said.
Primary and Secondary Education Minister Cain Mathema said schools will be reopened strictly for examinations under new conditions and health protocols.
Mathema indicated that the Ministry is currently consulting both private, public schools, as well as parents on the reopening of schools. He said:
The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education got approval from Cabinet to start preparing for public examinations.
We are using experience from the June 2020 examinations, which went on well as there was no Covid-19 case that was detected.
Our teams from the ministry are now consulting both private, public schools, as well as parents on the reopening of schools.
We are meeting teachers’ unions to consult on the dates. Later next week (this week), we will announce the dates of reopening of schools.
However, we will be opening strictly for examinations.
On Tuesday, 25 August 2020, the education ministry issued a statement dismissing speculation that schools will reopen on the 2nd os September.
However, according to a The Sunday Mail report, schools are likely to reopen in September, while public examinations would take place in December and January.