Education Ministry has warned schools against conducting holiday tuition.Through an internal memo to all County Directors of Education, the Ministry Permanent Secretary Dr. Julius Jwan, has maintained that teachers who will engage in teaching during the holiday will be arrested and charged in a court of law.
Registration certificates revoked to schools found to be offering tuition, the PS has said. He stated that current Grade 4 pupils will recommence learning on July 26th, 2021 following school closure on 19th March. The Ministry has also warned teachers and schools from going against the official issued term dates.
Below is the circular:
RE: SCHOOL CALENDARS FOR YEARS 2020, 2021, 2022, AND 2023 -REVISED TERM DATES FOR PRE-PRIMARY, PRIMARY, AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS TRAINING COLLEGES
As you are aware all the learning institutions were closed in March 2020 to control the spread of Covid-19. Further, following the Stakeholders Consultation, the revised term dates were agreed on to cover the remaining two terms of the 2020 school calendar and stabilize the school calendar by December 2022.
Note as follows:
1. All Schools including schools offering international curriculum will open fully on 4 January 2021;
2. All 4 year-olds will join PPI in July 2021.
3. Grade 4 CBC learners will transit to Grade 5 in July 2021.
4. Grade 4 and incoming Form 1 (class 8 graduates) will stay at home as other learners complete their term 3; Resume July 2021.
All field Education officers are asked to ensure strict adherence to these dates and give guidance to the stakeholders.
County Directors of Education are asked to produce enough copies of this circular for all field officers and Basic Education Institutions under their jurisdiction.
Dr. Belio R. Kipsang, CBS