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New School Calendar (Education CS announces new term dates)

Education CS George Magoha. He has said the government will give finer details on schools' reopening dates.
Education CS George Magoha.

Ministry of Education Cabinet Secretary (CS), Prof. George Magoha, has said that schools which opened for the 2020 third term on Monday, will close for a one week break on July 10, 2021.

Magoha said the Ministry has deliberately created a tighter academic calendar that enables the Ministry to accelerate the completion of school terms, as well as compensate for the long holidays that were occasioned by Covid-19 pandemic.

Magoha, who spoke while releasing results for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) 2020, observed that all the classes, including the 14 new Grade 5 learners and Form One Class, will start the First Term of the 2021 academic year on July 26, 2021.

“The upshot of this accelerated calendar will be that students will have five examinations next year,” he said.

“2021 KCPE and KCSE will be held in March 2022, in December 2022, we will administer the 2022 KCPE and KCSE, and also the Grade Six Summative Examination for the pioneer CBC Cohort,” he revealed.

On Friday, the Education Ministry outlawed plans by a section of private schools to have learners in Grade 4 report back to school ahead of re-opening.

Schools re-opened, Monday, for the third term of 2020, the last stretch in the road to recover the time lost following the shutdown of learning institutions in March 2020.

2020 TERM 2 AND 3 REVISED SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR CONTINUING LEARNERS

Here are the new term dates for the PP1 and 2; Grade 1, 2 and 3; Class 5, 6 and 7; and Form 1, 2 and 3 learners.

Activity Opening Dates Closing Dates Duration
Term 2 4/1/2021 19/03/2021 11 weeks
Holiday 20/03/2021 9/5/2021 7 weeks
Term 3 10/5/2021 16/07/2021 10 weeks
Halfterm Break 3/6/2021 7/6/2021 3 Days
Holiday 17/7/2021 25/7/2021 1 week

 

2021 TERM DATES FOR ALL LEARNERS

Activity Opening Dates Closing Dates Duration
Term 1 26/7/2021 1/10/2021 10 weeks
Halfterm Break 26/8/2021 29/8/2021 3 days
Holiday 2/10/2021 10/10/2021 1 week
Term 2 11/10/2021 23/12/2021 11 weeks
Christmas/Holiday 24/12/2021 2/1/2022 10 days
Term 3 3/1/2022 4/3/2022 9 weeks
KCPE 7/3/2022 10/3/2022 4 days
KCSE 11/3/2022 1/4/2022 3 weeks 1 day
KCSE MARKING 4/4/2022 22/4/2022 3 weeks

 

2022 TERM DATES FOR ALL LEARNERS

Opening Dates Closing Dates Duration
Term 1 25/04/2022 1/7/2022 10 weeks
Halfterm Break 26/05/2022 29/5/2022 3 Days
Holiday 2/7/2022 10/7/2022 1 week
Term 2 11/7/2022 16/9/2022 10 weeks
Halfterm Break 11/8/2022 14/8/2022 3 Days
Holiday 17/09/2022 25/9/2022 1 week
Term 3 26/09/2022 25/11/2022 9 weeks
KCPE 28/11/2022 1/12/2022 4 Days
KCSE 1/12/2022 23/12/2022 3 Weeks, 1 Day
KCSE MARKING 2/1/2023 20/1/2023 3 Weeks

 

2023 TERM DATES FOR ALL LEARNERS

Opening Dates Closing Dates Duration
Term 1 23/1/2023 21/4/2023 13 weeks
Halfterm Break 23/3/2023 26/3/2023 3 days
Holiday 22/4/2023 7/5/2023 2 weeks
Term 2 8/5/2023 11/8/2023 13 weeks
Halfterm Break 29/6/2023 2/7/2023 3 days
Holiday 12/8/2023 27/8/2023 2 weeks
Term 3 28/8/2023 3/11/2023 10 weeks
KCPE 6/11/2023 9/11/2023 4 days
KCSE 10/11/2023 1/12/2023 3 weeks 1 day
KCSE MARKING 4/12/2023 22/12/2023 3 weeks

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