Schools send bad news to parents. The second term of this academic year has two weeks left. Normally, second term has a maximum of 13 learning weeks. This includes mid term break and all weekends. This is according to the 2023 academic calendar that was released by the ministry of education to govern the operations of education institutions for this year, 2023.
Learners are therefore expected to take a end of term break in two weeks to rest from the second term and prepare for third term. They will report back for the third term by August 28.
According to the Kenyan system of education, it is during this period when candidates will be doing their national examinations. These include Kenya certificate of primary education (KCPE) and Kenya certificate of secondary education (KCSE) exams.
All the national exams will therefore be done during the third term of this academic year. Candidates, both in primary and secondary schools are hereby advised to get prepared as they get closer to the exams.
Education institutions however sent a message to all parents before leaving for the little trip briefing them on their financial situation. The institution heads explained that they were straining meager resources available only to keep learners around.
Many school heads have confirmed that they will be forced to close schools before the expected dates. This is because the education institutions are facing financial difficulties. This makes it hard for these institutions to run their operations as they should be.
School heads have therefore advised parents to expect their children back home early than expected due to the impending financial crisis.
Heads of schools have confirmed that this is the only option they are left with since the money available in schools is not enough to run the remaining part of the term.
Schools send bad news to parents.