Impact of COVID-19 Measures on Kenya’s Education Sector - Working Paper

The measures taken to combat COVID-19 pandemic were sudden and unexpected. The long closure of schools, though intended to combat COVID-19, may have led to unintended consequences on the education sector. This study analyses the impact of COVID-19 measures on the education sector. Specifically, the paper investigates the impact of the long closure of schools on private and informal community schools; the success of the online/remote learning; the impact of the long closure of schools on teachers, boys and girls; and investigates the learning institution’s level of preparedness to implement COVID-19 protocols when they reopened in October 2020.