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National Music Festival to Be Held In Kisumu in September

The Kenya Music Festival is set to be held for the 94th time in schools following a prolonged period of no participation occasioned by the COVID-19 restrictions.

In a Circular sent to regional, county and sub-county secretaries, the Principal Secretary for Education Dr Julius Jwan has revealed that the government has allowed the resumption of co-curricular activities in learning institutions.

Jwan said that co-curriculum activities are essential for learners’ well-being and called on schools and teachers in training colleges to prepare for them adequately.

The 94th National Music festival will be held at Maseno University in Kisumu County between the 16th and 23rd with the State concert being held on September 24, at Kisumu State Lodge.

“The Ministry of Education in consultation with key stakeholders has decided that co-curricular activities resume fully in all basic learning institutions. In term Two 2022, primary and secondary school sports and music will be activated,” said PS Jwan.

Below is the circular on the Music Festival:

According to the PS, the Kenya Science and Engineering Fair and drama competitions will be held in the first term of 2023.

The acting KMF Executive Secretary Janet Langat, and music directors will use the 2021 syllabus to attract extra classes in line with this year’s theme, ‘Kenya My Pride, My Future’.

According to Langat, the respective education directors will communicate the dates for all other preliminary festivals.

“More information on the festival will be issued in due course. Schools are therefore advised to start training their teams,” said Langat.

The Music Festival is an annual event that identifies and nurtures artistic talent.

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