Because of the August 9 General Election, school officials plan to change the school schedule.
According to the Ministry of Education’s academic calendar for the current academic year, schools will begin the second term mid-term on August 11, two days after the August 9 election date, which means that schools will be in session on election day.
However, ministry officials stated yesterday that the timetable needed to be adjusted to ensure that students take their half-term holiday before the election date so that the institutions could be used as polling stations.
Officials indicated that in the 2017 rerun presidential election on October 26, all schools were closed to allow the institutions to conduct their business.
“To accommodate the repeat presidential election, the Ministry made a minor change to the school timetable.” This year will be the same because the elections will be held in the middle of the term, so there is no reason to be concerned,” authorities stated.
George Magoha, the Education Cabinet Secretary, has repeatedly warned against the destruction of school property during the voting process.
Schools were closed earlier than expected on August 8, 2017 to allow the IEBC to use them as polling or tallying centers for the election.
According to a revised school calendar for the current year, the second term begins on July 11 and goes for 10 weeks until September 16, big while the third term begins on September 26 and runs for 10 weeks until September 16.