Kenya Secondary School Sports Association (KSSSA) Games are not likely to continue this year after the Ministry of Education called for the refund of the unspent co-curricular funds.
In a circular sent to Regional, County and Sub-County Education Directors by Principal Secretary Dr Belio Kipsang, the ministry directed the unused funds to be sent back by June 10 2020.
“The State department disbursed Co-curricular funds for the current financial year in the month of March 2020. However, due to the unforeseen issue of COVID-19 pandemic, our learning institutions were closed when the various activities were ongoing,” reads part of the letter.
“In view of the above, this is to direct that the unspent balances for those activities that never took place to be refunded back to the state department into the bank account by 10 June 2020 so that the same can be used in other areas,” the letter further reads.
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The term one games had been played up to county level and they were scheduled for Regional games.
Both the rugby 7s and 15s had kicked off and were running concurrently with basketball, hockey, handball, swimming and Athletics.
The National Schools matches were set for Kapsabet Boys in Nandi County on 14 April to 23 April. The Drama festivals were set for Mombasa in the same period. Primary school athletics Championship were scheduled for Embu as from 13th April to 18th April.
Term two games were to hosted at Kakamega High from 31 July to 9 August 2020. Term two games include football, netball, volleyball and badminton and lawn tennis. The teams would then head for East African games five days later at the same venue.
Kakamega High were the National and East African 15s Champions while Upperhill won the EA 7s title.