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Schools in Kenya to remain shut down till 2021

All schools in Kenya are to remain closed till 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the east African country.

Kenya’s Education Minister, George Magoha said students would repeat a year as schools had closed in mid-March, three months after the school calendar had begun, the BBC reports. 

“The 2020 school calendar year will be considered lost due to COVID-19 restrictions,” he said.

The decision would apply to public and private schools.

Kenya has more than 8,000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus with at least 164 deaths.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday announced a phased reopening of the country, including the lifting of travel restrictions in the main cities of Nairobi and Mombasa.

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