Good News as Co-curricular activities in schools are to resume sooner than expected.
The Ministry has allowed the resumption of co-curricular activities in all schools as soon as possible.
School heads have been given an okay or green light by the Ministry of Education to organize for both internal and external co-curricular activities as they put into consideration Covid-19 regulations as directed by the Ministry of Health.
The move taken by the Ministry will help a lot as it is coming at a time where there are many cases of student’s unrest. The excessive energy will be used in co-curricular activities rather than in engaging in destructive actions like the burning of schools.
Mr Julius Jwan, the principal secretary for Early Learning and Basic Education, in a circular released yesterday directed all school heads to organize for the co-curricular activities.
He further directed that there should be no physical contact during the activities. Where it cannot be avoided the contact should be minimal. Interschool contests should also be brought onboard and be conducted on weekends.
In an Executive Order issued by The President on the opening of schools after corona break all sports activities, drama, music festivals, inter-school visitings, visiting days and price giving activities were banned due to the pandemic.
He further orders that all teachers and learners must put on correct face masks. Since then all schools did not engage in co-curricular activities as per the directive.
Schools were also to ensure that there are adequate water within the premises and enough points for washing hands. Alternatively, hand sanitisers could be used where there is a lack or shortage of water. These were some of the requirements before reopening the schools after the COVID-19 break.
Since that time to date, the learners have not been engaged in co-curricular activities. Due to the high rise in students unrest and the low rate of COVID-19 positivity, the ministry of education has allowed the resumption of co-curricular activities in schools.