After a two-year hiatus, school games are making a comeback. The games were cancelled in March 2020 due to the deadly Covid 19 epidemic in Kenya. The Ministry of Education has officially released the school sports Calendar for 2022, thus the wait is over.
Co-Curricular Activities are an important part of the teaching and learning process in public schools. Through these planned activities, the learner’s skills are found, promoted, and develop.
After discussing with key stakeholders, the Ministry of Education has agreed to completely reinstate co-curricular activities in all basic education institutions. Primary and secondary school sports, as well as music, will be reinstated in 2022. Kenya Science and Engineering Fair and Drama Competitions will take place in 2023.
Schools are consequently urged to begin team training in preparation for the National Championship as well as other regional and international tournaments. The activities will most likely take place on weekends, during midterms, and during school holidays.
This follows a gathering of stakeholders conducted earlier this year. The decision to resume games was made following a four-day caucus attended by Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) executives and Ministry of Education colleagues.
Term two games (soccer, netball, volleyball, and racquet games, as well as basketball, hockey, handball, rugby, and swimming) will take place from July to September 2022.
The national championship for term two games activities will be held in Kapsabet, Rift Valley Region, from September 8th to September 13th, 2022.
According to the schedule, the sub-counties and counties must complete their term one games by June 14, 2022.