Term 2 2023 Mid Term Dates Extension Request. We are in the second term of the year 2023. Already , four weeks have elapsed and another 9 more are in the offing. This is the longest term of the academic year 2023.
As per the school calendar, every term has a break, the midterm break where learners and teachers go home to relax their minds.
Initially, this term’s mid break was scheduled to be on 29th of June 2023. However, during this period, the Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association are having their general annual meeting.
The chairman Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association wrote a letter back in March 26,2023 concerning the above stated subject.
Term 2 2023 Mid Term Dates Extension Request
In the letter, it articulates clearly that the initial scheduled half term dates coincide with KESSHA’s 46th Annual General Conference.
In regards to this, the Ministry has confirmed the annual general conference and has said it is an important event for the school heads. It is during this period that the school heads share a lot of experiences, challenges and share ideas on how they run the institutions.
Consequently, as a result, the mid term break dates have been slightly altered. The mid term break will now run as from June 27th 2023 till July 1st 2023. All the school heads have been asked to take note of the changes and adhere to them strictly.
Initially, mid term break was only meant for boarding secondary schools. Primary schools, that are public and mostly day schools usually never enjoyed the half term break. It was presumed that since they operate from home on a daily basis, they couldn’t need the break.
However, as reforms are going on in the education sector, it was deemed necessary for all schools, whether public day or private should have some break away from studies.
The break helps relief learners from academic pressure, to relax their mind a little bit from the strained academic calendar