•Magoha said the ministry has been informed that the process of tallying of ballots may still be ongoing on the aforementioned date.
•Schools are traditionally used as polling and tallying centres every election year.
Educations CS George Magoha has announced that schools will be re-opened Monday, August 15, 2022.
"I ordered the early closure of all Basic Education Institutions to allow for adequate preparation and conduct of the General Elections. We indicated that reopening would be on the 11th of August 2022," he said.
Magoha said the ministry has been informed that the process of tallying ballots may still be ongoing on the aforementioned date.
"Therefore, following further consultations, I hereby convey the Government’s decision that Basic Education Institutions will reopen from Monday, 15th August 2022," he added.
The CS apologized for any inconvenience caused and said his communication supersedes any communication made earlier on basic education institutions.
Schools are traditionally used as polling and tallying centres every election year.
Most of the institutions are primary, and secondary schools, universities and technical training institutes.
A gazette notice by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission indicated that almost 250 schools will be used as tallying centres.
Another 17 institutions of higher education will be used as county tallying centres while 230 schools in select constituencies will be used as third schedule constituency tallying centres.
Normally, this year's polls would have been held when learners are away from school for the August long holiday.
But the Covid-19 pandemic caused the government to reschedule the school calendar leading to realigned school terms and holidays.