As the nation gets ready for the general election, which is scheduled for Tuesday next week, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has ordered all basic education institutions to close for one week starting tomorrow.
Parents and teachers may be taken aback by the news because classes were supposed to resume on Friday this week after a one-week half-term vacation.
“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.
GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings