Gov’t releases revised school term dates

The Government has directed schools that were affected by the teachers strike to resume duty from Monday 28th September.

In a statement to media houses,  Education principal Secretary Belio Kipsang says schools that bore the full effect of the strike will extend by one week and break for the December holiday on 20th of November.

The schools are also expected to forfeit the half-term break to compensate for time lost.

Primary school pupils from class one to seven as well as form one to form three students will report back to school on 28th of this month and close on 20th of November.

“Schools that bore full effect of the dispute will extend the term by only one week and fore-go half term break” said Kipsang.

Kipsang said schools should not levy extra fees on parents on the pretext of covering for costs occasioned by the pay dispute.

Any lost time will be recovered in subsequent terms in 2016 whose  education calendar will be released in due course.

The ministry issued the directive, just hours after the Labour court suspended the teachers strike for a period of 90 days and teachers were ordered to resume duty immediately.