- The East Africa Secondary School Games will be staged in Gisenyi, Rwanda, from August 14 to 26.
- Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) secretary general David Ngugi said they have adjusted to meet the new calendar’s demands.
The government has scrapped “Term Two A” games of the national secondary schools sports championships traditionally staged in first week of June.
The affected sports disciplines have now been distributed to either “Term One” or “Term Two B” with officials arguing that the initial schedule was over-loaded.
Ministry of Education official Robert Masese said in a circular issued on behalf of the ministry’s Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang that the ministry had decided to review the time-frame for hosting national sports activities to a maximum of two weeks to allow students more time in class.
In the circular, dated December 11, 2017, the ministry directed that national championships be held during the April and August school holidays.
The circular now effectively abolishes the old format of a three-round system that featured “Term One”, “Term Two A” and “Term 2 B” championships in favour of a two-round structure as was the case in the 1990s.