In Summary

  • Education control management system
  • Benefit of mid-term break to the students.
  • Challenges facing students on their mid-term breaks.

While most students are out of school for the midterm break, they are urged to make proper use of this short period of time and avoid engaging in any illegality.

Education management system

Education systems across the world provide holidays. during which schools are closed from study.

For Kenya, the school calendar is divided into three terms designated as instructional days. During school holidays, students break off to be with their parents or guardians.

The school holidays are normally not counted as instructional days. It is a time for students to rest to relax from the inherent rigors of learning.

Similarly, teachers get the opportunity to rest or relax from the rigors of teaching, which entails or should entail much more than going to class to deliver lessons.

This year students will have a three-day half term break from February 29 to March 3, before a three-week holiday at the end of the term from April 8-26.

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Benefits of the mid-term

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Midterm breaks provide students with a crucial opportunity for rest and rejuvenation.

Additionally, the break helps learners reduce academic stress and mental fatigue.

This contributes to improved mental health, Students can use this time for family bonding, travel, or personal interests, promoting work-life balance.

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Challenges During the Mid-term Break

There are so many problems affecting students both in primary and secondary schools.

Major challenges include, student health, lack of money, transport, stress, personal image, rainy season, media, bullying, too much parental care, gender issues and peer pressure.

They also struggle with time management due to distractions from smartphones and computers.

School holidays is a central element in educational policy, curricular and standards.


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