Breaking News: Half Term Break For Schools From The Following Date
Due to the rampant student’s unrest the ministry of education has decided to alter the school calendar for second term.
In a circular signed and issued by the ministry of education, the Principals and headteachers have been ordered to release the students on nineteenth (19) of this term for half term break.
The Break will last for five days as the learners are expected to report back to school on twenty third (23) of November.
The circular is addressed to all regional directors and also to county directors to ensure that all the schools that are situated within their area of influence or jurisdiction adhere to the guidelines given.
Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (KESSHA) chairperson Indimuli Kahi had told the press earlier that the unrest can be attributed to crash programme directive from the Ministry of Education which is meant to help the ministry to recover the academic year which was lost during the pandemic.
He further disclosed that the association had written an official letter to the Ministry of Education asking that the students be allowed to break for half term.
The letter also addressed the issue of co-curricular activities. The schools should resume co-curricular activities. Adding that students have a lot of energy which should be channeled to other areas. If not allowed to utilize this energy in co-curricular activities they can find other ways of utilizing the energy which may not be good.
So far many schools have been closed indefinitely due to students unrest. Some destroyed property of unknown cost while others demonstrated without damaging school property.
The latest schools to be closed were, Buruburu Girls, Mukumu Boys, Litein Boys, Chavakali Boys, e.t.c. The list of schools that have been closed indefinitely for this term alone is long.