- President Uhuru Kenyatta has suspended the Kenyan education calendar till further notice.
- The order directed that all learning institutions suspend ongoing physical learning.
- The suspension however spared the current form four candidates who started their KCSE examination today march 26th 2021.
In a State address today, President Uhuru Kenyatta has stopped all physical learning in schools including universities and tertiary institutions. This was among the strict measures to curb the 3rd wave of Covid-19 that the country is experiencing.
“In respect to education in Kenya there shall be immediate suspension of all on-going physical learning in all our institutions including universities and tertiary and vocational colleges, other than for candidates sitting for the examinations and those in medical training institutions, until otherwise notified,” The president said.
The president previously in last year stopped all learning activities. This was in march last year when the first cases of Covid-19 were reported in Kenya. The president contiued to urge Kenyans to follow Covid-19 prevention precausions as the country faces a possible 3rd wave.
“In the month of January 2021, an average of 20 Kenyans were in Intensive Care Units needing oxygen. This number went up just under 30 persons in the month of February. Since my first address on March 12, over 950 Kenyans were in ICU wards for Covid related complications. This confirms that the fact that the Third wave of Covid-19 is at hand in Kenya. The positivity rate is devastating by all measures, and the stress the pandemic is placing on our health system is unparalleled,” The president said.
Other measures that were put in place is the lockdown of 5 counties, a ban on gatherings and restriction of how restaurants operate.