CS Machogu bans teaching during preps, classes to be held from 8 am-3:45 pm
By Wanja Waweru
Ezekiel Machogu, the Education Cabinet Secretary has announced a ban on all teaching outside of the prescribed hours in order to allow students to rest and reduce mental stress.
The new regulations will affect all primary schools, secondary schools, and middle-level colleges both public and private.
The CS directive now requires classes to be held from 8 am to 3:45 pm.
During the launch of Junior Secondary School at Nairobi Primary, Machogu addressed the press and expressed his concern over the long hours that some teachers are forcing students to attend organized extra classes.
“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,” Machogu stated. “We are subjecting our learners to unnecessary struggles by waking them at 4 am to attend lessons in schools by 6 am.”
Machogu directed school heads to ensure that all learning takes place within the newly implemented time frames and emphasized the importance of giving students the necessary rest.
“We don’t want to subject the kids to strain. Kids should sleep for nine hours,” he added.