Public school terms extended by a week

July 23, 2013 12:51 pm
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Education Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi stated that the changes will allow teachers to cover all planned subjects in the syllabus/FILE
Education Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi stated that the changes will allow teachers to cover all planned subjects in the syllabus/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 23 – The Ministry of Education has now extended the 2nd and 3rd terms by one week each to compensate for time lost during the recent nationwide teachers’ strike.

Education Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi stated that the changes will allow teachers to cover all planned subjects in the syllabus.

He however pointed out that the examination timetable will not be affected.

“The second term will be extended by one week, third term will also be the same and there will be an internal arrangement by teachers to ensure that the syllabus is covered,” he said.

“We looked at the impact of strikes and we decided to have stakeholders’ meetings on a regular basis so as to mitigate strikes.”

He explained said that the extension will not apply to students in private schools.

“The extension of term dates will not affect those in private schools whatsoever. They were never closed and what we are just seeking is to level the playing field for all concerned,” he stated.

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