The government through the Ministry of Education will look into the possibility of making changes into the school calendar to ensure that first term mid -term break does not overlap with the Kenya Scouts Founder’s Day celebrations.
Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs Mr Joe Mucheru said he would consult with the Education CS Prof George Magoha and other stakeholders to look into issue.
Speaking at the Baden Powell gardens in Nyeri town during celebrations to mark the Scouts Founder’s Day that is celebrated annually on February 22.
“We will work with the other arms of government and Education Ministry to ensure that the Scouts Founder’s Day is taken care of during the time when we have half-term,” Mucheru said.
He said the amendments could be made so that the day could be marked by majority of students together as it was an important occasion.Mucheru was responding to sentiments raised by Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga and Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu that mid- term break during first term was clashing with the Founder’s Day celebration causing to low turn- out.
The CS noted that the scouts’ movement inculcated critical values to the young people who would transform the country through its vibrant programmes that equipped them with practical transformative skills.
Mucheru said the Kenya Scouts Association has a membership of 2.1 million and ranked the best in Africa and sixth globally.