Conduct Dawn and Dusk Classes at Your Own Risk, Machogu Warns School Heads
Education cabinet secretary Ezekiel Machogu has banned early morning and late evening classes in a bid to give learners adequate time to rest.
According to Machogu, learners will not report to class before dawn and will be required to end school activities before dusk.
According to Machogu, the government will not allow students to be exposed to a lot of work which can be covered within the stipulated time.
‘‘As we resume our normal education calendar, it is clearly stipulated in the curriculum that learning begins at 8 am and ends at 3.45 pm. We are subjecting our learners to unnecessary struggles by waking them at 4 am to attend lessons in schools by 6 am,’’ Machogu said.
‘’You will meet students walking on the streets very early in the morning heading to school for remedial lessons. I have seen some buses ferrying students at 10 pm as they head back home. We will not allow that,” he added.
Machogu warned schools against the trend, maintaining that it is akin to mental torture and that the school environment should not feel like prison life.