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Review Academic Calendar To Accommodate Election Period – Ministry Told

Review Academic Calendar To Accommodate Election Period – Ministry Told.

According to Maiyo, the political temperatures could cause a fear of unrest, resulting in the panic closure of some schools.

“This is a scenario in which all education stakeholders must sit down and review the calendar in order to accommodate the election period,” he said.

Maiyo says institutions could be forced to take early mid-term exams that could be extended from three days to one week or even longer. The midterm will take place over three days, from August 11 to 14.


“We can take a one week break with schools closing on August 7 to give way to elections and hopefully things go back to normal and the learners return by August 14,” Maiyo said.

“Anything outside of this will jeopardize the school calendar.”

However, there is concern that a prolonged shutdown will cause syllabus coverage to be delayed for classes taking 2022 national exams in November and December.

Schools will reopen for term 1 on April 24, 2022, for a 10-week period ending on July 1. The second term will run from July 11 to September 16, and the third term will run from September 26 to November 25.

Students in Std 7 and Form 3 will take their KCPE and KCSE exams in November and December. The KCPE exam will be held between November 28 and December 1, while the KCSE exam will be held between December 1 and December 23.

“We have a short period to prepare the candidates, so shutting schools for more than a week will harm the calendar,” Indimuli Kahi the Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association chairman said.

During the same time period, primary schools will administer the national assessment for the competency-based curriculum’s pioneer cohort.

Last week George Magoha announced that the government had allocated Sh16 billion to schools in order to ensure the success of CBC.


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Analysts argue that politics is a chaotic activity, and in the event of a clash between opposing camps or with security guards stationed at polling stations, the children would be put in danger unnecessarily.

Furthermore, it takes about two days after the elections to remove the furniture and materials that have been affixed to the wall. These include the voter register for the specific station as well as other election-related materials such as announcements.

Review Academic Calendar To Accommodate Election Period – Ministry Told

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