Education CS Machogu bans students’ morning and evening preps.

The government has banned students from traveling early in the morning and late at night to give them enough time to rest.

Education Minister Ezekiel Machogu said students will not report to class until dawn. They will also be required to complete school activities before evening.

According to Machogu, the government will not allow students to be exposed to many jobs that can be paid within the stipulated time.

“When we refer to our normal school calendar, it is clearly specified in the school program that learning starts at 8 am and ends at 3:45 am. We put our students in unnecessary struggle by waking them up at 4 am so that they attend school lessons before 6 am,” Machogu said.

“You will meet students walking on the streets early in the morning on their way to school for remedial lessons. I saw buses with students at 10 pm going home. We will not allow this,” he added.

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Machogu warned schools against this behavior, saying it is tantamount to mental torture and that the school environment should not resemble prison life.

“Let’s not put our children under too much stress that affects their mental health. We want to make learning fun and enjoyable. Our children need to rest and sleep enough. Let children be children and enjoy their school life,” Machogu said.

The minister said at the same time that the government was reviewing the subjects that secondary school students (JSS) will study.

“As a ministry, we are also concerned about the number of topics that the children will have to deal with in the new configuration. There are many and we will adjust it so that it is not a burden,” Machogu explained.

In the current configuration, the government has approved 12 compulsory study areas, with students having to choose a maximum of two optional subjects.

It includes Mathematics, English, Kiswahili, Agriculture, Integrated Science, Health Education, Social Knowledge, and Religious Education (Christian, Islamic, Hindu).

Others are pre-vocational and pre-primary education, business studies, life skills, sports and physical education.

In addition, students will have to follow at least one or two optional subjects among virtual arts, performing arts, home science, computer science, foreign languages (French, German, Arabic), native languages or sign language. .

Following the concern that the funds have not been released, Machogu, while leading the management of the opening and distribution of JSS books yesterday in Nairobi, ensured that the funds will be released.

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