• The disruptions on school opening day is due to the ongoing election process.
• Magoha released a statement on Saturday clarifying that students will no longer be required to report to school on Monday, as earlier communicated.
George Magoha, the Education CS has directed schools to resume on August 18. The disruptions on school opening day are due to the ongoing election process.
Magoha released a statement on Saturday clarifying that students will no longer be required to report to school on Monday, as earlier communicated.
"I hereby convey the Government’s decision on the suspension of the re-opening of all Basic Education institutions with effect from Monday, 15th August 2022 until Thursday 18th August, 2022," the statement reads.
He has earlier announced that schools will be re-opened Monday, August 15, 2022.
"I ordered the early closure of all Basic Education Institutions to allow for adequate preparation and conduct of the General Elections. We indicated that reopening would be on the 11th of August 2022," he said.
Magoha said the ministry has been informed that the process of tallying ballots may still be ongoing on the aforementioned date.
The CS apologized for any inconvenience caused and said his communication supersedes any communication made earlier on basic education institutions.
Schools are traditionally used as polling and tallying centres every election year.
A gazette notice by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission indicated that almost 250 schools will be used as tallying centres.
Another 17 institutions of higher education will be used as county tallying centres while 230 schools in select constituencies will be used as third schedule constituency tallying centres.