Government gives greenlight for gradual return of school sports competitions

Government gives greenlight for gradual return of school sports competitions

The highly popular schools sporting activities held under the auspices of the Kenya Primary Schools Sports Association (KPSSA) and the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) were suspended in March 2020 as the country grappled with the Covid 19 pandemic.

Sports activities in schools are set to make a comeback following the Kenyan Government’s decision to allow the gradual and safe resumption of co-curricular activities.

A circular signed by Julius Jwan, the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Education reads, “On 18th October 2021, the Ministry of Health recommended that inter-school sporting activities may gradually resume with strict adherence to the current guidelines prepared by the MoE. The initial focus should be on non-contact activities as guided in the protocols. In view of the developments, the Ministry of Education advises the Principals to engage learners in internal co-curricular activities and guided inter-school contests over the weekend and after classes. Meanwhile, the Ministry is working on the modalities for the full resumption of activities in due course.”

The highly popular schools sporting activities held under the auspices of the Kenya Primary Schools Sports Association (KPSSA) and the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) were suspended in March 2020 as the country grappled with the Covid 19 pandemic.

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