The Ministry of Education has announced that the calendar for primary and secondary schools will resume to normal from January 2023.
The school calendar was disrupted in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic which led to the closure of basic learning institutions. Therefore, forcing the Ministry of Education to revise the term dates.
Through a statement from the office of the Principal Secretary for basic education, the Ministry of Education says that the first term for pre-primary, primary and secondary schools will start on January 23, 2023, and will run for 13 weeks, with the closing date set for April 21, 2023.
Moreover, the calendar states that students will have a three-day half term break on March 23, 2023 and resume on March 26, 2023.
“As you are aware, the school calendar was disrupted due to COVID-19 pandemic, however the calendar will revert back normally in January 2023,” part of the statement reads.
Likewise, according to the released calendar, term two will also run for 13 weeks starting May 8, 2023, until August 11, 2023. Similarly, term two will also have a three-day half term break.
Additionally, term three will run for 10 weeks starting August 23, 2023, to November 9, 2023.
Furthermore, the National examinations will begin on November 6, starting with Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) which will take four days, followed by Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) which will start on 10th of November and go for a period of three weeks.