Education ministry raises red flag on holiday coaching, insists it consulted teachers on learning hours
SEE ALSO :Ladies arrive at Nyayo Stadium in styleHe warned that appropriate disciplinary and criminal proceedings would be taken against schools and teachers who contravened the laws and regulations against holiday tuition. “Parents should take time to be with their children and discuss issues affecting them in their studies,” said Mr Buhere. Due to indiscipline cases that have rocked schools during second term, the ministry alerted parents that some students were tampering with their end-term exam results “All parents are urged to be vigilant and confirm with their respective schools the authenticity of their individual children’s scores,” said Buhere. He said all schools would reopen for third term on August 27, 2018, and appropriate action would be taken against school management in cases where institutions open early.
SEE ALSO :Private schools appeal to PresidentHe insisted that the ministry should consult teachers and other stakeholders before issuing orders on school learning hours and other regulations. “The ministry conducted consultations with appropriate stakeholders before issuing Basic Education Regulations, 2015, which operationalise the Basic Education Act, 2013,” he said. Operating time He added that the regulations provide, among other guidelines, the official operating hours for all day and boarding public or private institutions. He said the then Cabinet Secretary for Education Jacob Kaimenyi issued the regulations under Legal Notice 39 on April 8, 2015.