The Ministry of Education has announced that all basic education institutions will be re-opened from Monday, August 15, 2022.
In a communique sent to newsrooms, the ministry stated that it reached the decision after robust consultations with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC).
In the letter undersigned against the name of CS Magoha, the ministry stated that it has been informed that the process of tallying ballots may stretch past the re-opening dates it had earlier gazetted.
"We have been informed that the process of tallying ballots may still be ongoing on the aforementioned dates. Therefore, following further consultations, I hereby convey the Government's decision that Basic Education Institutions will re-open from Monday, 15th August 2022," the statement read in part.
Magoha had on August 1, 2022, ordered the closure of schools to allow adequate preparation for the conduction of polls. The CS had indicated that the institutions would re-open on August 11, 2022.
The ministry apologized for any inconvenience occasioned by the new development.