Schools closed on 19 March 2021 and candidates have taken the primary and secondary nationals  exams, KCPE and KCSE (ongoing until 19 April). According to the latest Presidential Directive, with the exception of secondary exams, all learning institutes  are closed until further notice.

Before this new directive, as part of the re-arranged 2021 school calendar school  re-opening was planned  as:

  • start of third and final term 10 May to  16 July 2021
  • Grade 4 CBC and incoming Form One class (class 8 graduates) would stay at home as other learners complete their third term. These grades will transit and resume school along with the others in the 2020/21 school year set to begin on  26 July 2021.  

UNHCR and partners will communicate all plans for reopening of schools on this page and through other communication channels.

When schools are re-opened, UNHCR and partners will put in place necessary COVID-19 safety measures for safe school operations. Parents and guardians are encouraged to assist their children to return to school once schools reopen.

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