School heads from Bomet County risk facing disciplinary actions for closing schools earlier than stated by the government, County Director of Education Indiatsi Mabale has warned.
While asking all heads and directors of private schools to adhere to the ministry's directive, Mabale said he is aware of schools planning to close before the official date, which is Thursday, December 23.
He termed it as an offence that is punishable by anyone found culpable.
"It has come to my attention that a number of schools are planning to close earlier than the date set by the cabinet secretary…be informed that the official closing date is December 23rd," part of the letter read as seen by K24 Digital.
The letter signed by the official and which has been addressed through the respective sub-county directors to all principals, headteachers and directors of private schools, however, states schools planning to close early must seek express orders from relevant authorities.
The directive, however, seems to have been ignored with a spot-check showing that most learning institutions, private and public, in the county have closed.
Bomet Executive Secretary Malel Langat termed it as a 'figment of imagination' accusing the director of casting aspersions on the school heads' leadership skills.
"Our teachers and those in administrative positions are busy administering end of term exams and assessments in anticipation of closing at the stipulated time…the County Education Director is just operating on rumours," Malel said.