The government through the Ministry of Education has banned Morning and evening preps in schools. Education Cs Ezekiel Machogu announced the ban on all teaching outside of the new school hours to allow students to rest and reduce mental stress.
The new regulations will impact all primary schools, secondary schools, and middle-level colleges, both public and private.
Early in the year Machogu directed that classes must now be held from 8 am to 3:45 pm.
“The curriculum clearly stipulates that learning begins at 8 am and ends at 3:45 pm. By waking students at 4 am to attend lessons in schools by 6 am, we are subjecting them to unnecessary struggles.” He added, “We don’t want to strain the kids. They should sleep for nine hours.” Machogu stated
Besides, the CS warned against the practice of school buses picking up students as early as 5 am for early morning classes and dropping them off as late as 8 pm.
“Students should not be subjected to long hours of study at school. The syllabus should be covered appropriately between the stipulated time. Let us not subject pupils to unnecessary mental torture.” He stated
The implementation of these new regulations according to Machogu aims at improving students’ well-being and reduce the burden of stress caused by extended study hours on their mental health.
Machogu emphasized that strict measures will be taken against schools that fail to comply with the new school hours.