Education CS Professor Magoha Makes Another Major Announcement.
The ministry of education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha has made a major announcement to all primary and secondary schools in the country.
The CS while in Murang’a county yesterday clarified that both primary and secondary schools will take a half-term break in two weeks.
This come after the circular which was issued earlier, only indicated that secondary students were the only ones to proceed for mid-term but the break is for all learners in both secondary and primary schools.
Education Principal Secretary Dr Julius Jwan yesterday issued a new circular. The new circular clarified that the midterm break is for all secondary schools and primary schools.
The circular which was released on Tuesday indicated that secondary schools would take the break from November 19 – 23 whereby their primary school counterparts were not mentioned.
The government’s move to offer a midterm break came as a result of increasing unrest in several secondary schools across the country.
The unrest and arson have led to the infinite closure of about 20 secondary schools across the country.
Regarding unrest in schools, the lawmakers have invited Kenya Secondary’s Heads Associations (KSSHA) leadership, among other stakeholders to discuss the possible causes of the infernos and future remedies.
Students unrest and arson has been associated with indiscipline among the students, peer pressure, inadequate communication, pressure on learners exerted by the congested and erratic academic calendar.
During the meeting, Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja said that peer pressure is largely to blame for the fires. He added that students burn their school once they see that a school has been burnt.
CS Magoha is expected to explain proactive measures his ministry is undertaking to ensure smooth learning in schools. He is also expected to outline the ministry’s plan to ease pressure on the learners who appear to be under pressure due to a congested calendar.
At the same time, County Commissioners have directed secondary schools principals to prepare a security situation report in their respective institutions against the backdrop of the increased number of fire incidences.