Government Orders All Schools To Reopen on Monday

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The government has announced that all schools will reopen on Monday, May 13, 2024  after an extended closure due to ongoing  flooding.

According to State House officials the decision came after a closed-door meeting convened by President William Ruto with leaders from Laikipia and Kajiado.

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“Schools to re-open on Monday 13th May 2024,” stated Secretary of State Functions, Mike Gitonga, quoting President Ruto.

The directive to reopen on Monday was based on advisories from the Kenya Meteorological Department.

Initially slated for April 29, the reopening was postponed by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu due to the floods.

Machogu had cited security concerns arising from heavy rains and extended the closure by one week. However, President Ruto further delayed the reopening as the rains persisted.

Due to the ongoing floods the government recently announced extension of both second and third term school dates of the current academic year.

The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination, slated to commence in November for Form Four candidates, will proceed as scheduled and remain unaffected by the adjustments to the school calendar.

Initially, according to this year’s education schedule, nursery, primary, and secondary schools were set to resume their second term on April 29. However, this reopening was pushed back to today, May 6, due to the flooding.

The academic calendar for this year indicates that the first term spanned 13 weeks from January 8 to April 5, with a mid-term break from February 29 to March 3, followed by a three-week holiday from April 6 to 28.

The second term, originally scheduled to last 14 weeks from April 29 to August 2, is the longest term. A mid-term break was planned from June 20 to June 23, with a three-week holiday from August 5 to 25. However, the current flooding situation has disrupted this term, leading to its indefinite postponement.

The third term, which is the shortest, is set to commence on August 26 and run for nine weeks, ending on October 25.



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