BACK TO SCHOOL

[PHOTOS] Learners return to school for first term of 2021

The first cohort of Grade 5 learners begin studies today.

In Summary

•Their return follows a one week break, after closing for the third term of 2020, which began in May.

•The first term of 2021 will also see the first of the Grade five cohort, under the Competency Based Curriculum begin learning after three months of waiting.

Anestar High School students board their school bus at Uhuru Park grounds where they had been taken by their parents ahead of schools opening for a new year on July 26, 2021.
Anestar High School students board their school bus at Uhuru Park grounds where they had been taken by their parents ahead of schools opening for a new year on July 26, 2021.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

On Monday, learners from different parts of the country made their way to schools, as they reopened for the first term of 2021.

Their return follows a one week break, after closing for the third term of 2020, which began in May.

The first term of 2021 will also see the first of the Grade five cohort, under the Competency Based Curriculum begin learning after three months of waiting.

"All the classes, including the 14 new Grade 5 learners and Form One Class, will start the First Term of the 2021 academic year on July 26,2021," Magoha said.

On Monday, Teachers Service Commission CEO, Nancy Macharia said that a total of 90,000 teachers have so far been trained on the Competency Based Curriculum.

Last week, Education CS George Magoha announced a reduction in secondary school fees due to the short nature of the 2021 school calendar.

National schools will pay Sh8,500 less while Extra-County and County schools will pay Sh5,500 less.

Magoha further warned school heads against hiking fees when schools reopen.

Anestar High School students board their school bus at Uhuru Park grounds where they had been taken by their parents ahead of schools opening for a new year on July 26, 2021.
Anestar High School students board their school bus at Uhuru Park grounds where they had been taken by their parents ahead of schools opening for a new year on July 26, 2021.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A