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New opening dates for schools countrywide

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The Ministry of Education has announced new opening dates for schools countrywide to give parents and students time to travel to their destinations after the Christmas/New Year festivities.

In circular dated December 24, 2018, the ministry has now pushed date for all primary, secondary and teachers training colleges by a day to January 3, 2019. Schools were scheduled to open on January 2, 2019.

“In order to allow time for learners and teachers who may have traveled to various places during the holiday season to return to their institutions, the opening day is rescheduled to 3rd January 2019,” reads the circular.

The announcement comes hours after Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) dismissed calls to call off a planned teachers’ job boycott.