Schools May Not Re-Open On 18 August, Here Is Why

by Business Watch Team

Category of parents has stated that they will not allow their children to attend school until the political situation is safe for the students.

According to the chair of the National Parents Association, Nicholas Maiyo, he stated that while parents applauded the decision to postpone school opening to Thursday next week, the current political situation will determine whether they will release their children.

Education Cabinet Secretary Prof Magoha announced that the school reopening date has been changed from Monday 15 to Thursday 18, 2022.

In a statement on Saturday, August 13, Magoha explained that due to the ongoing election vote tallying exercise, the government has resolved to move the reopening date

CS George Magoha urged all stakeholders to bear with the government as they deal with the complex issue of vote tallying

“Following the conduct of our National Elections on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, the process of tallying ballots is still ongoing.

“Therefore, following further consultations, I hereby convey the Government’s decision on the suspension of the re-opening of ALL Basic Education institutions with effect from Monday, August 15, 2022, until Thursday, August  18, 2022,” the statement read

“This communication supersedes any earlier communication on the re-opening of basic education institutions,” it continued

At the same time, the Grade six examination will be held between November 28th and 30th 2022, with 1.27 million candidates registered to take the first exam under the new curriculum which will see them enter junior secondary schools.

According to the KNEC timetable, all Candidates will take their first theory paper on FRIDAY, 02/12/2022, according to the KNEC calendar recently issued. Then On FRIDAY, December 23, 2022, will be the final exam day.

A list of all first session exam papers will be available at precisely 8:00 am. The second session’s examination papers will start when indicated on the timetable. The time allotted for reading through questions is included in that period unless otherwise specified in special paper instructions.

All teachers need to make sure that the candidates have read and are adhering to these rules and directions. All candidates should be made aware of the repercussions of misconduct or irregularities during exams

15 minutes prior to the start of the individual paper examination, get ready for the search outside the examination room and sit down at your desk or table. Per the schedule, the first session will start at 8:00 am, and the second session will follow at the same time.

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