Change of plan, A Section Of Primary And Secondary Schools To Close Early Next Week For Halfterm Break. Here Are The Reasons

The general election on August 9th is expected to cause disruptions to the academic calendar because several learning institutions will serve as polling and tallying centers.



According to a gazette notice from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, almost 250 schools will be used as tallying centres.


Most of the institutions are primary, secondary schools, universities and technical training institutes.


Several circulars and messages sent to parents have revealed that schools that will serve as tallying centres will break for midterm on Monday.


“To all parents, students will break for midterm on Monday 1/8/2022 at 8am as the school has been identified as a tallying centre,” the message reads.


Schools that will not serve as tallying centres will release students for half-term break on August 5.


“Dear parent, please come and pick up your daughter xxxxxx on Thursday 4/8/2022 by 9am. The resumption date will be communicated later,” the message reads.


The Ministry of Education’s school calendar had previously directed that learners break on August 11 and resume after three days.


However, due to the election set for August 9, the students will not be able to continue with their studies between August 1 and August 10.


According to IEBC 17 institutions of higher education will be used as county tallying centres.

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