CS Magoha directs immediate closure of schools ahead of Election Day
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has directed that all basic education schools close on Tuesday ahead of the August 9 election. In a statement, Magoha said that all institutions would re-open on August 10 – a day after the election.
He said the government had taken the decision to ensure that “preparations and conduct of the upcoming elections are carried out seamlessly.” Most public school facilities are used as polling stations.
“Schools and parents are advised to ensure that learners from all basic education institutions proceed on their final half term effective Tuesday, August 2, and resume Thursday, August 11, 2022,” Magoha said.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has indicated that almost 250 schools will be used as tallying centres, according to a Gazette Notice on the polling stations. There are 17 institutions of higher education that have been gazetted as county tallying centres while 230 schools in select constituencies will be used as tallying centres.
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