Guidelines on official school hours for learners; school daily routine

ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

In 2015 the Government gazetted the official schools hours after it was realized that most schools were burdening learners with extensive teaching. Regulation 84 of Basic Education Act Regulations 2015 prescribes the official school hours as follows;

1). All day public or private institutions official operating hours shall be Monday to Friday:
(a) 8.00a.m. to 3.30p.m for class hours
(b) 3.30p.m. to 4.45p.m. for co-curricular activities

2). No day institutions of Basic Education and training shall require learners to report earlier than 7.15 a.m.

3). All institutions with boarding facilities shall operate on 24/7 hour basis as follows;
(a) 8.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m; for class Monday to Friday.
(b) 3.30p.m. to 4.45 p.m; for co-curricular activities Monday to Friday
(c) 500 p.m. to 7.30 p.m; for self-directed activities Monday to Friday
(d) 7.30 to 9.30 p.m; preps Monday to Friday;
(e) 9.30 to 6.00 a.m; bedtime Monday to Friday; and
C) 6.00 a.m. to 8.00 a.m; for supervised routine activities.

5). No boarding institution shall send away unaccompanied learner later than 9.00 a.m.
6). The latest reporting time for learners to boarding institutions shall be 5.00 p.m.


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