Bellio Kipsang

Ministry of Education has revised the dates students across primary and secondary schools will break for the second term half term as a result of the delay that occurred in school reopening due to floods.

Education Principal Secretary Bellio Kipsang notified all learners and their teachers that the half term will run from 26th June to 28th June. Previously the half term break was to be as from 20th June to 23rd June.

According to the information addressed to all county directors of education, all learners attending boarding schools are supposed to be back to school by 30th June.

“Following the disruption of the opening date, it has been decided that the half term dates for term two 2024 be revised,” a memo that was sent to the county directors said.

“The change may require adjustments on planned activities and schedules.”

The memo was copied to Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu, Teachers Service Commission Chief Executive Officer, Kenya National Examinations Council CEOs as well as all regional directors of Education.

The recipients of the letter are supposed to circulate the information to all head teachers and principals.

President William Ruto Earlier on ordered schools to reopen on 13th May, which was two weeks later than the actual date that was set which was 29th April.

At the time Machogu indicated that reopening of schools would be extended by one week owing to the safety concerns that were posed by the heavy rains.

On whether the second term dates would be extended to recover the lost time, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu on 9th May said the second term would be extended for an unspecified period