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Kenya: Cancel the Year and Start Over
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 06, 2020 06:48AM
[www.nytimes.com]

“NAIROBI, Kenya — For Esther Adhiambo, this year was supposed to be a year of endings and new beginnings. She was expecting to complete high school, enroll in a university and get a job to help her single mother, who runs a small tailoring business in Nairobi’s Mathare slum.

Instead, for Ms. Adhiambo and other Kenyan students, 2020 is turning out to be the year that disappeared. Education officials announced in July that they were canceling the academic year and making students repeat it. They are not expected to begin classes again until January, the usual start of Kenya’s school year.

Education experts believe Kenya is the only nation to have gone so far as to declare the entire school year a total washout, and order students to start over.

“It’s a sad and great loss,” said Ms. Adhiambo, 18, who wants to get a degree and a job in mass communications to help support her seven siblings. “This pandemic has destroyed everything.”



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Re: Kenya: Cancel the Year and Start Over
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 06, 2020 08:41AM
I'm not sure that they will have school in January.
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