On Wednesday last week, the Ministry of Education issued an indirect advising education officers and seminaries on a tight programme to organise civil calisthenics crowns for primary and secondary academy learners. This is the first time seminaries will take part in a co-curricular competition since March 2020, when educational programmes were disintegrated by Covid- 19.
Still, some officers of the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Education teachers (Kuppet) have complained that the 10 days allocated for that are shy and were given at short notice. They appear to have missed out on the factors that told the decision. Whereas their concern is valid, it’s notable that seminaries are operating on an unusual timetable.
School terms have been docked and, as teachers struggle to cover the syllabus, giving further time to co-curricular conditioning would only eat into precious class time. The officers also need to appreciate that the competition has been organised to take place within the academy leaves to insure that learners don’t miss classes but also engage in the conditioning.
The calisthenics event will also enable the youthful athletes to share in the World Under- 20 Crowns public trials. The global event will take place in Colombia in August 1 – 6.
The country isn’t yet out of the peril posed by the Covid – 19 epidemic and the briskly the competitions are finalised the better. either, relations will be limited because the frequence rate has gone up again.
It’s the stopgap of all in the education sector that, when the normal academy timetable eventually resumes in January, preceptors and learners will also go back to completely sharing in theco-curricular conditioning.
They’re part of academy life and good for their good. still, in the current circumstances, demanding further time to be allocated to the conditioning is simply illogical.
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