In a memo released on Wednesday to all Regional and County Directors of Education, the Ministry directed that the half-term break announced on Tuesday apply to all secondary and primary schools.

The Ministry of Education has resolved to accord a mid-term break to primary school pupils after allowing the same for secondary school learners on Tuesday.

“Reference is made to the Ministry of Education circular Ref. No MOE/HQS/3/13/3(67) and dated 1 November, 2021… The mid-term break applies to all secondary and primary schools,” reads the memo issued by Education PS Julius Jwan.

The mid-term break will run from the 19th to the 23rd of November.

The Education Ministry released the mid term dates for secondary school students following recent cases of unrest that have seen several schools burnt and students injured.

Kahi Indimuli, the Chairperson of the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association, says the break could in a way help release the tension among students.

“There could be varied reasons… Others want to do it because they have seen other schools do it…and no major issue. There can be burnout in the students and therefore it is good they go back to their parents and come back at least after a three day break…,” Indimuli told Citizen TV.

According to Indimuli, the Second Term of the school calendar is usually jammed with academic activities as many schools are focused on completing the syllabus ahead of the examination period in third term.

This second term was to see students stay in school for 11 weeks, up until December 23.

Sourced from Citizen tv

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