Day schools in Mombasa to be closed for the gubernatorial elections

Education CS Prof. George Magoha/ FILE

Day schools in Mombasa and Kakamega will be closed for the 29th August gubernatorial elections.

Speaking on Tuesday, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha said day schools will be closed on the 29th of August and resume learning on 30th of August.

Prof. Magoha said that the Ministry had agreed with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to use primary and secondary school facilities as polling centers but tallying centers be taken to tertiary institutions.

“In terms of the children, because we do not want them to miss any more time, we have agreed as a government that the boarding schools will not be closed, they will not be interfered with,” said Prof. Magoha.

“Those that are polling centers, the children will remain in the boarding houses, the fields and the libraries,” he added.

Learners in day schools will, however, stay at home on Monday 29th and report back to school on Tuesday the 30th.

“For those mixed schools, I am told there are a few schools that are both boarding and day, the same will apply. The day scholars should remain at home for that Monday and report the following day, the boarding scholars should remain in school and remain away from the polling areas,” said the Education CS.