The Ministry of Education has announced a three days midterm for secondary schools in the current running term, which kicked off three weeks ago, in an effort to control the rising number of school unrests across the country.
“All public schools in Kenya will take a mid-term break on November 19th and resume on 23rd,” the ministry said.
The unrests have seen students set their dormitories on fire with the recent incident being that of Buruburu girls.
Schools reopened on October 12th for the second term and are set to close on December 23rd according to a calendar issued by the ministry. There was no midterm slotted in for the second term.
On Monday, the school’s management announced its closure, sending students home until further notice following the fire incident at one of its dormitories that left at least 20 hospitalized, one with serious injuries.
Other schools that have also been closed to fire incidents include Molo boys Academy, Ofafa Jericho and Sigalame boys.