Dates Announced for the 2022 National Secondary and Primary Schools Athletics Championships
The State Department of Early Learning & Basic Education has revealed the return of sports and games in schools with dates set for the 2022 National Secondary and Primary Schools athletics championships.
This was communicated via the circular below.
ALL Regional Directors of Education
ALL County Directors of Education
ALL Sub-County Directors of Education
RE: DATES FOR THE 2022 NATIONAL SECONDARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP IN KIGARI, EMBU AND MACHAKOS TEACHER TRAINING COLLEGES
The Ministry of Education closed all learning institutions on the 15th March, 2020, as one of the core measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This closure led to the disruption of all education programmes in the Country including Co-Curricular Activities (CCA). All sporting activities were suspended.
The MOE in consultation with key stakeholders has decided that co-curricular activities resume gradually. However, due to the short academic calendar, it has been resolved that in term one 2022, the primary and secondary schools compete in athletics at all levels, to prepare the qualifying athletes to participate in world under 20 trials.
The dates and venues for National Championship are as follows:
Primary School Athletics
2nd – 4th July 2022
Secondary School Athletics
3rd – 7th July 2022
Secondary and Primary Schools SNE
2nd – 4th July 2022
By 30th June 2022
The following conditions should be observed among others during the championships.
- Incorporation of medical officer from the Ministry of Health in the Championship to advise in safety and health standards.
- The number of participants at the various will be 20 boys and 20 girls.
- The number of competition days and number of officials should be at the lowest level possible to cut on the costs.
During the National Championships, the Regions will take care of all the team officials (Team managers, Chaperons, Coaches, Drivers etc) while the MOE HQS will finance the championship administration cost.
The purpose of this letter is to advise all the Sub-County, County Directors and Regional Directors of Education to start planning, organizing and coordinating the championships at their specific levels.
A.G. RUKARIA, MBS
FOR: PRINCIPAL SECRETARY