CS Machogu Makes Changes To Kenyan Schools Programs. The government, through the Ministry of Education, has banned morning and evening preps in schools.
Education cabinet secretary Ezekiel Machogu has announced that all early morning classes have been banned. This is in an effort to provide students with peace of mind and reduce emotional stress.
The new regulations affect all public and private elementary, and middle schools.
Earlier this year, Macchog ordered classes to run from 8 a.m. to 3:45 pm
“The syllabus clearly states that classes start at 8am and end at 3pm.
Waking students up at 4:45 a.m. to go to school by 6:00 a.m means you are exposing them to unnecessary trouble,” he said.. They should get nine hours of sleep,” Machogu explained.
CS Machogu Makes Changes To Kenyan Schools Programs
CS also warned against the practice of school buses picking up students for early morning classes at 5am and dropping them off as late as 8pm.
“Students should not be forced to study long hours at school. The curriculum syllabus should be well covered within the agreed hours. Let’s not expose our students to unnecessary mental torture,” he explained.
The introduction of these new regulations is aimed at improving student well-being and reducing the strain on mental health caused by long periods of study, Machogu said.
Machogu stressed that strict action will be taken against schools that do not follow the new school schedule.