Plans underway to revive extracurricular activities in schools – Kenya News Agency
Mt Elgon sub-county quality assurance officer, Musungu Muragwa, said plans were underway to revive extra-curricular activities in schools.
Speaking to KNA in his office in Kapsokwony, Muragwa said the lack of extracurricular activities affects a greater percentage of the moral development of students.
He noted that the Ministry of Education is considering reviving music, drama and sports festivals from the 2022/2023 school year which begins in April 2022.
He said the lack of extracurricular activities in educational institutions has lowered the morale of most students as some of them were motivated by such activities at school.
Muragwa noted that talent would never be hidden and children went so far as to show their talent in churches, funeral ceremonies and other events.
He noted that they have also improved the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) program which not only engages learners in classroom work but also in activities outside of the classroom.
The officer lamented the difficulty of implementing the policy as it only allowed people who complied with the Covid 19 directive, which included those vaccinated, to participate in extracurricular activities.
Muragwa said there was a need to continue raising awareness about vaccinations and cleanliness by washing hands and wearing a mask.
Muragwa added that there should be a control of the number of spectators in contact games which could promote the spread of Covid-19.
By Mercy Khaemba