Kenya celebrated Madaraka day celebrations 57 years for the first time indoors and virtually. President Uhuru Kenyatta gave his speech again for the first time from State house that was given live coverage as Kenyans followed from home. The president said that in the coming days he will address the nation on matters going forward amidst the increasing positive cases on covid-19.
CS Education Minister, Prof George Magoha appointed a 10-member team dubbed the COVID-19 Education Response Committee chaired by Dr. Sara Ruto the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development Council Chairperson. Their mandate is to explore ways to restore normalcy in the basic education sector's academic calendar, advise the CS on ways of on-boarding students when the schools re-open, document all COVID-19 related matters, lessons learnt and recommendations for future preparedness. Schools have been closed since March 15, after the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.
The government plans to terminate and re-advertise contracts for the construction of at least two technical and vocational colleges after the current contractors pulled out citing insecurity. In documents submitted before the National Assembly Committee on Education, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha said a team from the State Department of Public Works is currently assessing the status of the construction of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) centers in Wajir and Lamu Mpeketoni had reached before advising on the way forward.