Education Cabinet secretary Mr Ezekiel Machogu has announced that the government has banned early and late school classes to give the learners sufficient time to rest. This directive will see learners depart from the norm, requiring them to report before dawn . The classroom activities will now end before dusk.
‘’When we refer to the normal school calendar, it is clearly stipulated in the school program that learning should begin at 8 am and end at 3.45 pm. We put our learners in unnecessary struggles by waking them at 4 am to attend lessons in schools by 6 am.”
This has elicited mixed reactions on social media:
Education CS Ezekiel Machogu clarifies that he hasn't banned morning and night preps. He says he only banned teachers from teaching during preps. We say the Ministry of Education should be declared the Headquarters of Kenyan Acrobats.
— Gabriel Oguda (@gabrieloguda) January 31, 2023