CS Education Bans Morning and Evening preps
CS Education Bans Morning and Evening preps. Ezekiel Machogu, the cabinet secretary in charge of education, yesterday (30 January) banned early morning and late night classes for all pupils.
8 am to 3:45 pm is the start and end time for classes.
The CS reported that teachers overloaded the classroom, giving the kids little to no time to rest.
Schools should not mandate that kids arrive before dawn or leave after dusk, said Machogu.
In response, the Kenya Primary Heads Association (KEPSHA) asked the Ministry of Education to hire more teachers so that the directive would be effective.
KEPSHA reports that there are currently 1:50 teachers to students in public schools.
KEPSHA also expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Education for resolving some of the problems.
A number of educational reforms put in place by CS Machogu include the ban on early preps and evening classes.
In January 2023, Machogu issued a warning to school administrators not to send Junior Secondary School students home for nonpayment of fees.
Schools must choose a uniform for themselves that incorporates other distinctive elements for their institution’s branding and recognition.
The policies stated, in part, that “Uniform shall be the responsibility of parents and no school shall direct parents as to where to purchase the uniform or disqualify kids for being unable to pay a school uniform.”
He stated that in addition to being formative and summative, JSS examinations would also be provided as part of the School Based Assessments (SBA) national assessments, which are under the control of the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC)