Education is an important tool of change in the world as it helps in promoting innovations and inventions. In Kenya, the government offers free primary education and it also pays some part of secondary education school fees. The Ministry of Education is incharge of all matters of education in the country. Due to the effects of Covid 19 on the normal academic calendar in the country, the Ministry of Education had to come up with the new academic calendar to recover the lost time.
According to the new academic calendar, all schools will be closed on 2nd October, 2021 as an indication of the end of the first term. The break will end on 10th October, 2021 and children will resume to their various schools to begin the new term. This will be tough moments to the parents as they will be required to pay fees for the new term despite the short period of time given to them.
On the other educational news, the new curriculum commonly known as the Competence Based Curriculum is receiving criticisms from all corners of the country. The social media platforms such as TikTok, WhatsApp and Facebook are now being used to criticize the new curriculum. In addition to that, some individuals have filed their cases to challenge the Competence Based Curriculum in the courts of law.
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