The ministry has said that if all goes according to plan, they will in the September schools reopening consider learners in primary one to primary three. Along with them, will be the senior one to senior three students
The Ministry of Education revealed that the above mentioned students have had the least contact with teachers since the pandemic started.
This will therefore put them first when they make the decision to reopen schools for students.
To top on that, the ministry says the continuing S1 students are enrolled under the revised lower secondary school curriculum.
This curriculum has been incorporated with projects that can only be done while at school.
When the ministry introduced this new curriculum in February 2020, the continuing S1 students hardly studied for a month.
This is because they consequently closed schools on March 18, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This new curriculum reduced the number of hours students will be in the classroom from nine to six hours a day. Additionally, also the number of subjects taught reduced from 42 to just 20 subjects.
Classes will run from 8:00am and end at 2:50pm with breaks included within these hours.
According to the strategy, the ministry has proposed that they do admission into S1 and S5 and 1st year students in September and October. This will apparently allow progression for the rest of the classes.
For higher education, the Ministry proposes giving top priority to students undertaking courses with heavy content. They will give priority to finalists left with sitting end of cycle examinations.
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