Schools Re-Open After A Two-Week Break

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Schools in Kenya re-opened on Thursday following a two-week break occasioned by the general elections held on August 9, 2022.

Ahead of the school opening, the National Police Service assured the parents of the safety of their children as they report back to their respective schools.

"NPS has left nothing to chance, and our traffic officers continue to intensify patrols and surveillance on the roads.

"As schools enter the re-opening day today after the midterm break, we wish to assure the public of their safety and that of their children as they travel on public roads across the country," reads part of the statement released by NPS.

However, there have been concerns about the disrupted school calendar. The learners were supposed to break for one week but took two weeks.

A section of parents and stakeholders have been calling for the extension of the second term, which is slated to end on September 16, 2022, a request that Magoha has rubbished.

"We have 1.3 million in primary school in class eight; we have close to 900,000 in Form 4 who will sit for exams this month. It is important that we plan for an extension so that we have these children covering the content that they ought to cover in schools even if they are not sitting for exams," said Dr. Emmanuel Manyasa, Executive Director Usawa Agenda.

Magoha said schools must adapt to the changes to ensure that learners who will sit for the national exams in November finish the syllabus.

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