-Schools will take a short break to give space for the General Elections
-Speaking at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), Matiang’i said all schools will break from August 4, four days before the General Elections
– He was speaking at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD)
Education CS Fred Matiang’i has said university and schools will take a two-week break as Kenyans go to vote.
Speaking at Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), Matiang’i said all schools will break from August 4, four days before the General Elections.
“This will allow learners to vote and be with their parents. You will also have time to participate because I know we contribute the highest number of election officials as a sector,” he noted.
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“We have set the preliminary date when schools should be closed to ensure elections are conducted peacefully. We urge heads to take an inventory of property that will be handed over to the IEBC and ensure officials give them back in good state.”
He also noted that he was in talks with IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati in relations to the number of schools and higher institutions of learning that will be used on voting day.
TUKO.co.ke can confirm that Matiang’i also warned politicians from holding rallies from these institutions since they would disrupt learning.
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“Let us be sincere, you cannot be teaching chemistry in a class and someone is shouting slogans outside,” he told vice chancellors and secondary school principals who attended the meeting.
The CS told IEBC that property damaged during the voting process should be compensated stating that facilities in some schools were damaged during primaries by ensuring the respective political parties meet the costs of repairs.
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“It is very shameful to borrow things from our children and destroy them. Let us be responsible adults,” he said.
“We have schools in Migori and Nanyuki that were damaged during activities by political parties and we hope those schools will be repaired.”
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