The school calendar will resume regular operations in January 2023, according to George Magoha.
During the release of the 2021 KCPE results on Monday at Mtihani House, Magoha remarked that the education system was significantly hit during the pandemic time.
The 2020 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education tests have been pushed out to 2021 due to the pandemic.
With the exception of Grade 4 and Form 1, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive on March 14, 2020, had an impact on the national school calendar, with schools returning for the second term in January 2021.
“I’d want to praise the president for having the courage to ‘bite the bullet’ when everyone else was singing a different tune,” Magoha remarked.
President Uhuru has lifted the statewide dusk-to-dawn curfew, allowing kids to return to school while still following the Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 guideline.
Dr Julius Jwan, Principal Secretary for Early Learning and Basic Education, stated that he was impressed by centre managers, invigilators, and security personnel who confirmed that the candidates wrote their exam papers according to strict health protocols in order to prevent the virus from spreading.
In the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak, Dr. Jwan had earlier urged parents to protect their children.
The KCPE examinations for 2021 started on March 7 and ended on March 9.
The council registered 1,225,507 candidates in 28,316 KCPE test centers in 2020, compared to 1,191,752 candidates in 28,467 centers in 2019.
During the exercise, he also established that no Covid-19 candidates became unwell.
Students who get Covid-19 symptoms during the exam time will be forced to sit the test in isolation rooms, according to the authorities.