All schools to resume tommorow 18th August, 2022 after two-week break and learning to start with immediate effect-CS Magoha
All primary schools and secondary schools were closed on August 2 for half term to pave way for the August general elections. This was three days earlier than initial date the ministry of education scheduled for half-term break.
Education Cabinet Secretary, Prof George Magoha on Saturday announced that reopening of schools has been pushed to August 18 from 15th August as announced earlier.
He said that it was necessary to reschedule the school opening dates because the process of tallying was still going on.
“The tallying of ballots for presidential election is still ongoing. Therefore, after consultation, I hereby convey the Government’s decision on the suspension of the re-opening of all basic education institutions with effect to Thursday 18th August from Monday, August 15″, CS Magoha said.
According to CS Magoha, thus announcement supersedes any earlier communication on the re-opening of basic education institutions.
There is relative calm and tranquility in the country since the Independent and Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced the election results on Monday.
According to the earlier 2022 academic calendar, the second term is expected to run until September 16.
On the other hand, third term is scheduled to start on September 26 up to November 11 for non-candidate classes. From 11th November only the examination classes are expected to remain in school to sit for their national examinations.
The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) are scheduled to start on November 28 until November 30th.
The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) will start on December 1 until 23rd December.
The Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (Kuppet) has raised concern over the changing dates affecting learning activities in the second term of the 2022 academic year.
Kuppet Secretary General Akelo Misori has now urged the Education CS professor George Magoha to issue a statement on the comprehensive term dates for schools for the rest of the year to remedy the situation.
Following the unpredictability of the changes, Misori said that education stakeholders are not sure whether the Minister will adhere to the new date, since the election programme is still unfolding.
Parents and Learners have found it hard to lay plans based on the latest announcement.