The Ministry of Education says schools will re-open on Monday next week.
In a statement Wednesday, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha says the changes have been occasioned by an expected delay in the vote tallying 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,” read part of the statement.
“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,” added the statement.
He said this supersedes any communication made earlier.
“We apologize 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. This communication supersedes any earlier communication on the re-opening of basic education institutions,” he added.