Ministry Of Education Finally Fixes Term II Half-Term Break Dates.
The ministry of Education has finally reconsidered returning half term break in term two of 2021 for both primary and secondary schools contrary to its prior decision of not having one this term.
In a letter dated 1st November, 2021, the Principal Secretary to the Ministry Of Education, Julius O. Jwan PhD addressed all Regional and County Directors Of Education on the break that will commence from 19th to 23rd November,2021.
The current fire incidences across the country seems to have been instigated by lack of free time for students to spend at their homes.
Prior to the official communication, KESSHA chair had equally intimidated on the possibility following similar deliberation. His statement read, in parts:-
“On behalf of principals we did a letter last week, asking for a half term break , the secretary and I had earlier separately talked to director Secondary on the same as far half term break is concerned, I have also today talked to PS this morning on the same and he confirmed they have our letter I will find time tomorrow to visit jogoo God willing. Will let you know of any outcome . ” Kahi Ndimuli
Other Education officers equally had made similar signals as below:-
– “Good evening Colleagues. I would like to bring the following to your attention.
1. There are incidences of fire in many parts of the country. Kindly, let’s be vigilant and be available in the schools to arrest the situation.
2. Communicate to the students that there will be a midterm in November. The actual dates will be given in the CS circular. He said this when we had a meeting on 27/10/21 at KSG.
3. We are planning for resumption of co- curricular activities amidst the pandemic.So, MoH and MoE are closely working together to chart the way forward on the protocols”Margret Mwirigi,CDE-Nyamira