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COVID-19 Palava: Schools In Kenya To Refund 2020 School Fees As Schools Remain Closed Till 2021

– COVID-19 Palava: Schools In Kenya To Refund 2020 School Fees

– Schools Remain Closed Till 2021

– Declare 2020 Academic Calendar Null And Void

The Government of Kenya have said that schools in the country are to refund the school fees to all parents and guardians for the 2020 academic session due to the corona virus pandemic that has ravaged the country and the world at large. This was made known by the Minister of Education in Kenya, George Magoha.

The minister in the statement announced that primary and secondary schools would remain closed until 2021 as the Coronavirus cases in the country keeps rising daily.

The table below shows the number of corona virus cases in Kenya, recoveries and deaths as at July 8 2020.

Location Confirmed Recovered Deaths
Kenya

Kenya
8,525
2,593
169

The Kenya Education Minister,stated that schools are to either to refund this year’s school fees or put it to next year’s academic session. This will basically act as spill over from this years academic calendar which many countries around the world are planning on cancelling, including Nigeria that have announced the cancellation of its West African Examination Councils Exam, WAEC, which holds yearly.

The Education Minister also stated that that academic calendar for the year 2020 has been declared null due to the pandemic,  and all the students are to repeat a year as schools had closed in March, just three months after the school calendar had begun.

So far, the corona virus has affected over 11 million people around the world.

Table Below;

Confirmed
11.8M
+173K
Recovered
6.42M
Deaths
544K

Most affected countries include;

Location Confirmed Recovered Deaths
United States

United States
3.08M
+50,940
923K
134K
+902
Brazil

Brazil
1.68M
+45,305
1.12M
67,113
+1,254
India

India
742K
+22,752
457K
20,642
+482
Russia

Russia
701K
+6,562
473K
10,667
+173

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