Holding of holiday tuition by schools during school holidays ruled out

The Cabinet Secretary for Education, Amb Amina Mohamed has ruled out the holding of holiday tuition by schools during school holidays.

She said Government policy and regulations that the teaching of learners during school holidays was illegal.

The CS spoke this after addressing a Joint Meeting of County ECDE Teachers’ Representatives And Stakeholders, Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development today.

The Basic Education Act outlaws holiday tuition where schools provide tuition during April, August and December Holidays at a fee.

Amb Mohamed said the Ministry will continue to support pre-primary education in the country, saying the focus will be on strengthening coordination between the Ministry and County Government ECD structures.

‘Research has shown that early childhood is a critical stage of human development as it forms the foundation for the holistic development of children and their later achievement in life,” she said.

She said the government was working on the finalization of the quality standard guidelines, dissemination of the National pre-primary education policy, development of the National competence based assessment tool and review of teacher education curriculum.

The Secretary-General, Kenya National Union of Teachers, Hon Wilson Sossion, expressed the need to integrated ECD in basic education saying it would ensure providing of quality early childhood education to learners.