Schools restarted across the country on Tuesday, July 12 for alternate term after a ten- day break, just days before Kenyans go to the pates.
But as the August pates draw near, the education sector will decreasingly be in the spotlight. The academy timetable was disintegrated by the epidemic, forcing the Ministry of Education to review the schedule and compress terms.
Learners are anticipated to do for a half- term break a week before the election to allow the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission ample time to set up polling stations in readiness for the choices.
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The learners are anticipated to go back to class to complete their alternate term, incontinently after the choices. But as Kenyans head to the pates, an electoral process can take a wrong turn and hang the country’s education system.
The Country’s recent history features hotly queried and occasionally violent choices, with a chaotic fate that would not naturally allow the reopening of seminaries.
In the 2017 August 8 Election, seminaries were closed before than listed to allow IEBC to use the institutions as polling and tallying centers.
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This time’s election isn’t different from former largely competitive pates, bending two frontal runners. Deputy President William Ruto and Raila Odinga will battle out at the ballot before the winner succeeds President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Education stakeholders are keeping their fritters crossed to forestall another dislocation after seminaries remained unrestricted for nearly ten months in 2020 after the outbreak of the epidemic.
Still, the Cabinet Secretary for Education transuded confidence that choices will be peaceful to allow the smooth handling of the timetable.
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“ We should compliment ourselves we’ve gone through the epidemic, we’re going to go through an election. Let this election process not be the catalyst of causing insecurity in our seminaries again. ” Magoha stated.
The academy timetable is anticipated to be regularized in January 2023 with current Grade six, class eight, and form four campaigners set to sit public examinations in December this time.
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