CS Amina Mohammed Extends Half-Term Break for Primary Schools

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  • Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed announced on Tuesday an extension of the half-term break for Primary school pupils.

    Speaking at the Primary School Head Teachers Conference in Mombasa, Amina announced that the changes would take effect from third term.

    Students and teachers in primary schools will now be entitled to a 5-day break in the middle of every term.

    Amina explained that the move was meant to ensure pupils and teachers have enough time to rest, recover and rejuvenate in-between the gruelling term.

    The Cabinet Secretary directed all head teachers present at the conference to ensure the directive was effectively implemented.

    [caption caption="Teachers at the Kenya Primary Schools Headteachers Association (Kepsha) conference in Mombasa"][/caption]

    She further warned schools against undertaking tuition programmes during school holidays.

    Amina asserted that stern action would be taken on any school found conducting holiday tuition as holidays were meant for children to spend time with their families.

    "We will not allow for tuition during holidays. Children must be with their parents during the holidays.

    "Any one school found teaching during the holiday will actually face the wrath of us as a ministry," a tough-talking Amina declared.

    Amina also apologized on behalf of President Uhuru Kenyatta who was expected to address the conference.

    [caption caption="Education CS Amina Mohammed"][/caption]