Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has on Thursday assured Kenyans that the government has no intention to re-close schools. This is despite the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in the country.

Prof Magoha has urged schools to remain calm as the government is working closely with the Ministry of Health to ensure the students are safe.

The Education CS was supervising the delivery of desks worth Sh1.9 billion, which was part of a stimulus package given to Uhuru Gardens Primary School in Nairobi.

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While appearing before the National Assembly Education Committee on Wednesday, Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang revealed that 33 teachers, 17 students and four non-teaching staff in 35 schools have so far tested positive for coronavirus.

But Prof Magoha has insisted that they have everything under control and hence there is no reason to panic.

Magoha has revealed that KCPE and KCSE examinations will go on as planned.

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"We will let you know if anything changes but as of now, the plan to conduct exams remain as planned," Magoha said.

KCPE exams will take place in March 2021 and KCSE exams will begin in April and end in May 2021.