Kenyan school pupils to repeat classes as nation embargoes resumption until 2021

  All Kenyan primary and secondary  schools will remain shut until January 2021 The country’s education ministry, which declares this, noted that it would explore how to make online learning accessible to all students All schools in Kenya will remain closed until next January because of the coronavirus pandemic, the ministry said. Final year exams, usually taken in October and November, have also been cancelled. 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. But…

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Why Nigerian Schools May Remain Shut till 2021 – Minister

  Africa’s Most Populous Country Makes U-Turn on participation in 2020 West Africa Exams as COVID-19 Cases Exceed 30,000 mark Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, has given a hint on possibilities of keeping doors of its schools under lock and key till 2021. Kenya, a leading economy in East Africa, has earlier come out clear on this: No Schools’ resumption until next year. Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who conveyed opinion of the government while briefing State House Correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting held at…

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Panic in Ghana’s Girls School as 6 pupils test positive for Covid-19

  Barely a week after the government of Ghana reopened schools, heavy security presence buoyed by panic rocked the Accra Girls Senior High School after parents began trooping there to withdraw their wards. This, according to a report by Accra-based news medium, JoyNews follows reports that the school has recorded some cases of coronavirus nearly a week after the school reopened for final year students. Some parents successfully withdrew their wards from the institution over the weekend. Speaking on Beyond the Lockdown, JoyNews reporter Maxwell Agbaba stated that one parent said their ward was…

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Lagos Embargoes Boarding Schooling, Fixes August 3 for SSS 3, TEC3 Pupils’ Resumption

The State Government of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, has announced August 3 resumption date for pupils in “transitional classes,” but stated that all resuming pupils must be coming from home as there would not be boarding schooling for now. The State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who made the disclosure in a televised press briefing monitored by Platforms Africa on Friday, July 3, however, noted that students in Senior Secondary School three and Technical Study three would resume first on the said August 3, 2020. Sanwo-Olu stated that the resumption date for…

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Nigeria ends 100-day Schools’ shutdown for Pry 6, JSS 3, SSS 3 pupils

  Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, on Monday ended the 100 days shut down of schools across the country as it directed that all the prospective Students in Primary 6, Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) and Senior Secondary School (SSS) 3 should resume in preparation for examinations. Chairman of the country’s Presidential Task Force (PTF) and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, disclosed this during the daily briefing held in country’s capital, Abuja, harping on the need for the students to observe all the health guidelines…

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Top Kenyan Varsity under fire for blaming raped female students of being ‘reckless’

  A top Kenyan university, University of Nairobi, is under fire and condemnation from across the World after it heaped blame on female students who are raped, claiming their “reckless” behaviour caused them to become sexual violence victims. The University said in a memo sighted by Platforms Africa that the mounting number of incidents of rape and robbery of university students in the capital of Nairobi took place at particular locations. The locations are nearby to university affiliated buildings. “In all the three rape incidences reported last year, a clear case of recklessness…

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How 1,800 students contracted COVID-19 in South Africa – Minister

Western Capetown Provincial education minister, Debbie Schafer, has given details of how 1800 students in South Africa contracted COVID-19. While proving that the reopening of schools has not spiked new cases, Schafer disclosed that 1,537 of the 1800 students had contracted the virus at their various homes when schools were close. The remaining few number, she said, were detected after the school reopened. In South Africa, where schools were reopened earlier this month, 98 teachers and 1,800 students have been infected by COVID-19. “Schools will be disinfected in the Western…

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