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Education CS George Magoha announces new school reopening dates

Education CS George Magoha. [Wilberforce Okwiri, Standard]

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has revised school reopening dates from Thursday, August 11 to Monday, August 15, 2022.

In a statement to newsrooms dated Wednesday, August 10, Magoha said the new dates supersedes the Ministry’s earlier communication on the reopening of Basic Education institutions.

Magoha said the changes have been effected to give room for the completion of ongoing ballot tallying.

“We have however been informed that the process of tallying 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 reopen from Monday, August 15,” Magoha said in a statement.

“We apologize for the 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.