[PHOTOS] 80% of learners back to school on Day 2 of reopening

In Summary

•The government has released Sh18 billion to primary and secondary schools, Education CS George Magoha has said.

•The money is part of the capitation for free primary and free day secondary education to public schools across the country. Of the cash, Sh4 billion will go to primary schools and another Sh14.4 billion for secondary schools.

Learners continued to troop back to school on Day 2 of resumption of studies on Tuesday.

The government has released Sh18 billion to primary and secondary schools, Education CS George Magoha has said.

The money is part of the capitation for free primary and free day secondary education to public schools across the country. Of the cash, Sh4 billion will go to primary schools and another Sh14.4 billion for secondary schools.

The release of the funds will be a relief to school heads who had warned over a possible halt of operations for lack of finances.

The CS said by Tuesday 80 per cent of learners had reported back to school. Schools were reopened for face-to-face for all classes on Monday after a nine-month closure due to Covid-19.

A student keys in her details at an online system after arriving to school at State House Girls, Nairobi on January 5, 2021.
A student keys in her details at an online system after arriving to school at State House Girls, Nairobi on January 5, 2021.
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Stella Mumbi and Judy Waithera of Ngemi Elite school in Nyandarua purchase face masks on their way to school which is one of the essential requirements for students as schools reopen a cross the country on January 5, 2021
Stella Mumbi and Judy Waithera of Ngemi Elite school in Nyandarua purchase face masks on their way to school which is one of the essential requirements for students as schools reopen a cross the country on January 5, 2021
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Socially distanced students are served lunch at St George's Girls' Secondary Nairobi on January 5, 2021.
Socially distanced students are served lunch at St George's Girls' Secondary Nairobi on January 5, 2021.
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A section of secondary school students seen reporting back to school after a closer of nine months due to coronavirus pandemic on January 5,2021.
A section of secondary school students seen reporting back to school after a closer of nine months due to coronavirus pandemic on January 5,2021.
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Students report to school at State House Girls, Nairobi on January 5, 2021
Students report to school at State House Girls, Nairobi on January 5, 2021
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Grade 1 pupils play with water at St.Peter’s Clavers on January 5,2021
Grade 1 pupils play with water at St.Peter’s Clavers on January 5,2021
Students report to school at State House Girls, Nairobi on January 5, 2021
Students report to school at State House Girls, Nairobi on January 5, 2021
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Grade 4 pupils sanitise there hands using soap and water at St. Peter’s Clavers in Nairobi on January 5,2021
Grade 4 pupils sanitise there hands using soap and water at St. Peter’s Clavers in Nairobi on January 5,2021
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Students are served lunch at St George's Girls' Secondary Nairobi on January 5, 2021.
Students are served lunch at St George's Girls' Secondary Nairobi on January 5, 2021.
Image: ANDREW KASUKU
Grade 1 pupils play with water at St.Peter’s Clavers on January 5,2021
Grade 1 pupils play with water at St.Peter’s Clavers on January 5,2021
Image: MERCY MUMO