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Magoha: Day schools to close for election in Mombasa, Kakamega – VIDEO

The Cabinet Secretary for Education Professor George Magoha has said that the learning program will be affected again in the areas where elections will be held on Monday.

The CS had earlier stated that learning would not be stopped due to the election in the country, saying that the electoral commission has to come up with a better plan to avoid the closure of schools.

However, a week later, the CS makes a u-turn over the same.

Speaking on Monday during his inspection tour of CBC preparedness in Dagoretti South, Nairobi, the CS said that the Ministry of Education has agreed with the electoral commission to use its facilities as polling stations.

He said that learning in Day Schools will be affected while boarding schools would remain in schools.

“These that are polling centres, the children will remain in their boarding houses, in the fields, and libraries. As far as day schools are concerned, we think one day is not bad enough, the children can stay at home on Monday 29th and report back on Tuesday 30th,” Prof Magoha said.

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The CS said that the same will apply to both mixed day and boarding schools, where students who are not boarding will remain at home.

Prof Magaoha said that the tallying centres in the named areas will be moved to tertiary institutions to allow students to continue with their studies.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairperson Wafula Chebukati announced on Monday that the postponed gubernatorial election in Mombasa and Kakamega counties will be held on Monday 29.

The MP election will be held in Kitui Rural Constituency on the same day as well as in Kacheliba Constituency, Pokot South Constituency., and Rongai Constituency in Nakuru County.

Also, the postponed Member of County Assembly Ward election will be held on the same day in Nyaki West, and Kwa Njenga in Embakasi South Constituency.

This comes days after schools resumed learning after a week of closure for election.


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