- Government imposed a ban on all sports activities in educational institutions to curb the spread of COVID-19
- After the emergence of COVID-19 disrupted the school calendar, the school calendar was reworked to recover the lost time
- But education stakeholders have expressed concern that many talented children drop out of school before reaching their full potential.
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Indimuli Kahi, president of the Kenya Secondary’s Heads Associations (KSSHA), called on the education ministry to allow students to participate in inter-school activities in order to curb the recent unrest in educational institutions.
Indimuli, who is also the principal of Machakos School, said there was a need for principals to allow students to interact once they got back to school after the mid-term break.
“I want to say that once these students come back from mid-term, let’s give them some fresh air. Let’s allow them to participate in competitive activities with other schools, because the students are always looking forward to something. “said Indimuli. .
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COVID-19 containment measures
Talk to Citizen television On Tuesday, November 2, Indimuli appealed to the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health to look into the best containment measures that should be put in place to ensure the resumption of sports activities in schools.
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“People are interacting, so we can’t cage students anymore. We should also look at the routine from waking up to bed time. may require adjustments? ”Indimuli posed.
He said such a step would likely help solve the problem of student disorders in schools.
“Maybe by doing this it could help us solve this problem, but we cannot identify a single reason for being uniform for all schools,” he explained.
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Education stakeholders have expressed concern that many talented children drop out of school before reaching their full potential.
His remarks came hours after the government heard calls from principals to close schools for a semester amid a wave of unrest among students.
In a circular to regional and departmental directors of education, the Ministry of Education announced the resumption of a four-day mid-term break in all secondary schools.
The Director of Basic Education, Secretary Julius Jwan, announced that secondary schools will take a mid-term break on Friday, November 19.
Learners will be back on Tuesday 23 November.
Academic calendar disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic
After the emergence of COVID-19 disrupted the school calendar, the school calendar was reworked to recoup the time lost during the long shutdown of educational institutions.
For example, schools reopened for the second term on September 11, and it was to operate continuously for 11 weeks.
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However, the term was characterized by a wave of student unrest.
Some learners went on a rampage for “trivial reasons”, while others set their dormitories on fire in extreme cases.
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