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CS Magoha Orders Immediate Closure of Schools For Half-term Break

Education CS George-Magoha

Education cabinet secretary Prof Magoha has directed all basic education institutions to close for one week beginning tomorrow ahead of the general elections slated for Tuesday next week.

“As you are aware, Kenya is scheduled to conduct its national elections on Tuesday 9 August 2022. Therefore, following consultation, I hereby convey the Government’s decision on the immediate closure of all basic education institutions from Tuesday 2 until Wednesday 10 August to ensure that preparations and conduct of upcoming elections is carried out seamlessly,” Prof Magoha said in a statement.

Schools and parents have been advised to ensure that learners from all basic education institutions proceed on their half term effective 2nd of August, 2022 and resume on Thursday 11th, 2022.

Second term of the year 2022 started on 11th June and end on 16th of September 2022. The term will also have 10 weeks and a three-day mid term break that will be between 11th August and 14th August 2022.

The last term of 2022 will kick off on 26th September and end on 25th November 2022 to pave way for National examination both KCPE and KCSE. KCPE 2022 will start on 28th November and end on 1st December 2022.