The nationwide school reopening dates have been modified by the Ministry of Education from Thursday, August 11 to August Monday, 15 2022.
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha stated in a news release on Wednesday that the modifications were brought on by an anticipated delay in the voting process.
“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. We indicated that reopening would be on the 11th of August 2022,” Magoha’s statement read in part.
Magoha continued, “Any earlier message that the ministry had made on the reopening of basic education institutions is superseded by the most recent communication.”
“We have however been informed that the process of tallying of 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 re-open from Monday, 15th August, 2022,” it further read
He continued, “We apologise for any inconvenience these changes may have caused and ask for your patience as we seek to ensure the safety and comfort of students at this time.