(PHOTOS): Parents in last-minute rush for third term shopping

Parents across the country flocked into supermarkets and shopping centers to buy goodies

In Summary

• Form four and standard eight candidates are expected to sit for their final examinations this term.

• On Monday, parents across the country flocked into supermarkets and shopping centers to buy goodies for their children.

Parents buying textbooks and school materials, as schools resumes for third term at Savannah Textbook Center, Nairobi on January 3, 2022.
Parents buying textbooks and school materials, as schools resumes for third term at Savannah Textbook Center, Nairobi on January 3, 2022.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

Schools across the country will officially be opened this week for the third term.

Parents buying textbooks and school materials, as schools resumes for third term at Savannah Textbook Center, Nairobi on January 3, 2022.
Parents buying textbooks and school materials, as schools resumes for third term at Savannah Textbook Center, Nairobi on January 3, 2022.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

On Monday, parents flocked into supermarkets and shopping centres to buy goodies for their children.

Parents buying textbooks and school materials, as schools resumes for third term at Savannah Textbook Center, Nairobi on January 3, 2022.
Parents buying textbooks and school materials, as schools resumes for third term at Savannah Textbook Center, Nairobi on January 3, 2022.
Image: DOUGLAS OKIDDY

In Kisumu, parents were seen in long queues at bookshops buying stationery for their children.

Shop attendee at Tuffoam Mall's Bata shop in Kisumu helps a pupil fit in shoes as school open for the third on January 3, 2022.
Shop attendee at Tuffoam Mall's Bata shop in Kisumu helps a pupil fit in shoes as school open for the third on January 3, 2022.
Image: DANIEL OGENDO

Form four and standard eight candidates are expected to sit for their final examinations this term.

Few parents spotted doing shopping at various shops in Kisumu as schools reopen for the third term on January 3, 2022.
Few parents spotted doing shopping at various shops in Kisumu as schools reopen for the third term on January 3, 2022.
Image: DANIEL OGENDO

However, a section of parents has decried lack of enough time to raise fees for their children since schools were closed for nearly two weeks for the December holiday.

Griffin Ochieng' being assisted to fit in shoes at Tuffoam Mall's Bata shop in Kisumu as schools reopen for the third on January 3, 2022.
Griffin Ochieng' being assisted to fit in shoes at Tuffoam Mall's Bata shop in Kisumu as schools reopen for the third on January 3, 2022.
Image: DANIEL OGENDO 
Griffin Ochieng' being assisted to fit in shoes at Tuffoam Mall's Bata shop in Kisumu as schools reopen for the third on January 3, 2022.
Griffin Ochieng' being assisted to fit in shoes at Tuffoam Mall's Bata shop in Kisumu as schools reopen for the third on January 3, 2022.
Image: DANIEL OGENDO 

Some parents had earlier pleaded with the government to allow them more time to prepare for the school reopening but the Education Ministry said the school calendar cannot be altered.