No tuition during this long holiday, PS directs schools

Basic Education PS Julius Jwan in Homa Bay County yesterday. [James Omoro]

The government has warned teachers and parents against engaging learners in tuition during the long holiday.

Basic Education PS Dr Julius Jwan yesterday directed teachers and parents to refrain from any learning activities during the holiday.

He said this was aimed at easing the burden on secondary and primary school learners ahead of the next short academic year that starts on April 27 and ends in December.

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, school calendar ran from January to November.

Speaking when he opened a KCPE examination container at Homa Bay County headquarters, Dr Jwan expressed concerns that some teachers and parents might take advantage of the long holiday to engage pupils in tuition.

The PS, accompanied by Homa Bay County Commissioner Mr Moses Lilan, said no parent should be worried about the next short academic year, as the syllabus would be covered when learners resume next month. “This holiday is meant to give students time to rest,” he added. Jwan reassured parents that there would be no pressure on pupils during the next academic year.