All learners in primary schools across the country will, just like their counterparts in secondary schools, proceed on mid-term break on Friday, November 19 and resume on Tuesday, November 23.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha made the clarification on Wednesday, November 3, when he opened a conference on technology and innovation at the Murang’a University of Technology.
Ministry of education has clarified that the mid-term break announced yesterday applies to primary and secondary schools. This is after the teachers in primary schools felt sidelined.
In a circular dated 1st November 2021, basic education permanent secretary stated clearly that only students in secondary schools were to break for half term break.
“It has been decided that the half term break will commence on Friday, 19th November, 2021. The students will report back on Tuesday 23rd November, 2021″, said Julius O. Jwan who is basic education permanent secretary.
According to the circular that has been seen by educationupdates.co.ke , the ministry of education has now included primary schools. While clarifying the circular that was released on 1st November under the subject ‘midterm break for secondary schools’, basic education permanent Secretary, Julis Jwan, said that primary schools will also break for half term.
He said: “The midterm break applies to all secondary and primary schools”.
Learners will report back on Tuesday 23rd November, 2021. They will stay in school for four more weeks up to 23rd December, 2021. Thereafter they will break for an end year holiday that will only last for ten days.
Below is the circular
The term, which began on October 11, will end on December 23, followed by a ten-day holiday.
The learners will report back to school for Term Three studies on January 3, 2022. The third term ends on March 4, 2022.