In February 2021 the Ministry of Education with the support to Ministry of Health and Ministry of Sports Culture and Heritage developed he covd-19 safety and health protocols /guidelines that will enable gradual and safe resumption of Co-curricular activities in education institution which were suspended in 2020.
Drama, music, and sports activities are set to resume in schools after taking a break for almost one and a half years.
A circular signed by Basic Education PS Julius Jwan released on 15th, November 2021 indicates that the activities should be guided to ensure Covid-19 directives are adhered to.
“The Ministry of Education advises principals to engage learners in the internal and guided inter-school contests over the weekend and after classes,” the circular reads.
The initial focus of the activities should be with little or no contact at all.
Health protocols and guidelines that were previously adopted by the Ministry of health and education were suspended in 2020.
Term one games include :
- cross country,
- hockey, and
Term two games involve :
- soccer under-19,
- soccer under-16,
- racquet games, and
The games were suspended in March last year when the country confirmed its first Covid-19 case.
The temporary ban, announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta who issued an Executive Order suspending sports, music, drama, prize-giving events among others, was to last 90 days.
“All extra-curricular activities and all exchange visits between schools shall remain prohibited for the same period,” he said.
Below is the circular