School To Re-Opening On Monday Next Week; CS Magoha

The Ministry of Education has changed the nationwide school re-opening dates from Thursday, August, 11 to August Monday, 15 2022.

In a press statement on Wednesday, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha said that 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,” Magoha’s statement read in part.

“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.

Magoha said that the latest communication supersedes any earlier communication that the ministry had made on the re-opening of basic education institutions.

“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,” he added. 

On July 31, Magoha had said that schools would open on August 15, but later changed the date to August 11 after ordering an immediate closure of schools in a statement on August 1. 

The sudden order to close schools left parents disappointed, prompting the Education CS to issue an apology on the inconvenience caused. 

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