Let our kids be, teachers warned over tuition

Gede Secondary school during a strike. photo:file

Teachers have been urged to let parents have quality time with their children during this short school holiday.

According to Early Learning and Basic Education Permanent Secretary Dr Julius Jwan, teachers should not hold the learners in school for holiday tuition saying they need a break.

The PS was reacting to reports that some head teachers had refused to allow children to break for the school holiday.

Schools closed for a 10-day holiday.

“Give parents time to be with their children,” Dr. Jwan asked teachers.

The Ministry of Education has provided a school calendar where it has allocated breaks to allow, among others, for learners to relax and bond with their children as part of their growth and development.

The Basic Education Act outlaws holiday tuition and any person who violates the provision commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand shillings or to imprisonment not exceeding six months or both.

The PS made the remarks during the Kenya Private Schools Association Annual Conference in Mombasa on Tuesday.