School games are making a come back after a suspension of over one year. The games were halted in March 2020 after the outbreak of the deadly Covid 19 pandemic in Kenya. But, the wait is now over as the Ministry of Education has released the 2021 sports calendar for school games.
This comes after a stakeholders’ meeting that was held in mid-May this year. The decision to revamp was arrived at during the four-day caucus attended by the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) officials and their counterparts from the Ministry of Education in Nakuru.
KSSSA chairman Peter Orero said stakeholders were concerned by the large number of learners whose talents were being ‘wasted’.
“The Ministry of Education called a stakeholders meeting to brainstorm on how co-curricular activities can resume in schools and colleges as soon as possible. We were in agreement that we cannot replace the talents currently being wasted by lack of activities in schools and colleges and have agreed in principle that co-curricular activities must begin soonest possible,” Orero said.
Also reviewed are the School game rules.
In the released calendar, term one games (which include Athletics, cross country, basketball, hockey and handball) will be held in term one 2021 which kicks off in July.
On the other hand, term two games (Soccer, Netball, Volleyball and Racquet games) will be held in second term which kicks off in October.
See full and latest School Calendar/ Term Dates.
KSSSA TERM ONE GAMES CALENDAR 2021
|1||KSSSA Nationals at Nandi County (Kapsabet Boys and Girls)||2/10/2021 to 10/10/2021|
|2||Regional Games||By 18/09/2021|
|3||County Games||By 11/09/2021|
|4||Sub County Games||By 21/08/2021|
KSSSA TERM TWO GAMES CALENDAR 2021
|1||KSSSA Nationals at Embu County (Kangaru Girls/ Boys)||11/12/2021 to 19/12/2021|
|2||Regional Games||By 27/11/2021|
|3||County Games||By 13/11/2021|
|4||Sub County Games||30/10/2021|
Federation of East Africa Secondary Schools Sports Association, FEASSSA, Games Calendar 2021
The games shall be held in December 2021 at dates yet to be decided by FEASSSA executive council.