Following the closure of schools due to the general elections, Cabinet Secretary for education, George Magoha has announced new opening dates.
According to his statement today, schools are to reopen on 15th August 2022 to allow for learners to continue with their academic year.
According to the education calendar, students are in their second term of learning. Students in secondary schools are also expected to sit for their Kenya national examinations council examinations(KNEC) on 1st December 2022 after those in primary schools have done their Kenya council of primary examination(KCPE).
Cabinet secretary in charge of education, George Magoha, also told parents to ignore the statement that was communicated earlier indicating that reopening of schools will be on 11th August 2022.
Cabinet secretary George Magoha, issued this statement after serious communications with the independent electoral and boundaries commission.
The commission promised that the tallying process was to be done for a few days to allow for things to go back to normal. The tallying process started as of yesterday since the closure of the voting process.
In his statement, “On 1st August 2022, I ordered the early closure of all Basic Education Institutions to allow for adequate preparation and conduct of the General Elections.” Magoha stated.
He further stated that,”We indicated that the reopening would be on the 11th of August 2022. We have however been informed that the process of tallying ballots may still be ongoing on the aforementioned date,” Magoha stated
Mr Magoha went ahead to apologise for the inconveniences caused by the ministry regarding the reopening of the schools.
“We apologise for any inconvenience occasioned by these changes and ask for your indulgence, as we work through ensuring the safety and comfort of learners through this period.”
Parents are advised to remain vigilant and calm incase there are further communications regarding the reopening of schools.