*Reason Why Schools Are Closing Early, Against The Ministry’s Deadline explained*

Several schools across the country have chose to break for Christmas holidays early contrary to the ministry of education deadline for closure of term two 2021 academic year.

 

School heads chose to defy the December 23 deadline in order to avert cases unrests which have been experienced for the better part of the term.


 

The students are expected to have a two week holiday where they will spend time with their families during the festivities before embarking for the last part of the 2021 academic year;Third term which will run from January 3,2022 to March 4,2022.

On November 2,the Ministry of education bowed to pressure of introducing an half term break after students from some schools decided to set ablaze key infrastructural buildings like dormitories,stores and laboratories.

The five day break however did not achieve it set objective as arson cases were still reported from schools immediately after the students resumed school for the second part of the term.

 

Earlier on the Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (KESSHA) chair Indimuli Kahi had told the press that the unrest had been as a result of the crash programme directive from the Ministry of Education in an attempt to recover time lost during 2020 academic calendar.

 

Kahi disclosed that the association had also written a letter to the Ministry requesting for the return of extra-curricula activities in learning institutions

We forgot that we have students who have a lot of energy and they look forward to participating in these events,” he stated.


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