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Schools will finally open on October 12, ending months of confusion and uncertainty on the resumption of studies amid concerns of unsatisfactory safety measures to protect learners from Covid-19. Education CS George Magoha has released the schedule for resumption of studies, which will see Grade Four, Standard Eight and Form Four learners report for their second term on October 12, but was silent on the fate of the other learners who number about 12 million. Schools have remained closed since March when the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in the country. All schools will be required to strictly adhere to Covid-19 containment protocols and guidelines, among them mandatory use of face masks, monitoring of body temperature and observance of high levels of hygiene.

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Kisumu Girls High School students head home on July 2, 2018 (file photo).