Stakeholders in the education sector are concerned that Kenyan students are not getting enough sleep.
According to a report by the BBC, Kenyan pupils, some as young as five, are getting less and less sleep as they are required to be at school by 6:30 in the morning, though classes don’t begin until 8am.
As a result, experts in the sector are raising concerns that this widespread practice is turning children into ‘working machines’ and putting their health at great risk.
Amid the debate, the government says that schools that force children to attend early morning preps are operating outside the law and action will be taken against them.
Here is the full feature.
"We are turning them into work machines."
For these young children in Kenya, the school day starts at 6:30am. But is that too early and what's the impact on their health? pic.twitter.com/dSwGpKname
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