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Kuppet wants resumption of sporting activities in schools

Says though the academic year is short and congested the activities are important.

In Summary

•Taita Taveta Kuppet executive secretary Shedrack Mutungi said in such a congested and stressful academic year, sports will help relieve students from stress.

•Sports activities in learning institutions were halted in March 2020 in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic that prompted the closure of schools. 

Kuppet's Taita Taveta executive secretary Shedrack Mutungi addressing teachers during sports day at Timbila in Taveta.
SPORTS: Kuppet's Taita Taveta executive secretary Shedrack Mutungi addressing teachers during sports day at Timbila in Taveta.
Image: SOLOMON MUINGI

The Ministry of Education has been asked to announce when the sporting activities will resume in all schools.

The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers said there have been no co-curricular activities taking place in primary and secondary schools for the last two years.

Kuppet said though the academic year is short and congested, co-curricular activities are important.

Taita Taveta Kuppet executive secretary Shedrack Mutungi said in such a congested and stressful academic year, sports will help relieve students from stress. 

“Co-curricular activities play a role in the education system. The ministry has however remained quiet on when such activities will resume,” he said.

Sports activities in learning institutions were halted in March 2020 in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic that prompted the closure of schools. 

After the Covid-19 containment measures were scaled down, the state started putting measures to ensure the resumption of sporting activities.

However, Kuppet said there have been no co-curricular activities taking place.

“Let the state escalate plans to bring back sporting and other co-curricular activities for schools to manage students in the fully-packed academic year,” Mutungi said.

 

Edited by Kiilu Damaris

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