The date of the school’s reopening has been changed from Monday, May 15, to Thursday, August 18, 2022, according to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha.
In a statement on Saturday, August 13, Magoha noted that the government has decided to extend the reopening date due to the current election vote tallying process.
He pleaded with all parties involved to be patient as the government worked to resolve the complex issue of vote tallying.
Earlier Cs Magoha had 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 was informed that the process of tallying ballots may still be ongoing on the aforementioned date.
“Therefore, following further consultations, I hereby convey the Government’s decision that Basic Education Institutions will reopen from Monday, 15th August 2022,” he added.
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