The Ministry of Education has released new dates for the 2023 school calendar.
In a notice signed by Belio Kipsang on January 10, the opening dates for the 2023 first term remained unchanged with schools expected to open from January 23.
However, the Ministry altered the previously set mid-term break dates from March 23 to March 16. The break will run for a period of three days which will see learners resume on March 19.
All primary and secondary schools in the country will proceed for their first holiday on April 21 2022 after the end of the first term.
The opening and mid-term dates for the second term were maintained at May 8 and June 29 respectively. However, the closing dates of the term were changed from August 8 as initially stated to August 11. The holiday will last for two weeks before reopening on August 28.
The Ministry further adjusted third term dates with the new calendar showing that the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education- KCPE and the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment examinations are scheduled to kick off on October 30, as opposed to the earlier communicated date of November 6.
The two assessments will run concurrently for four days before ending on November 2.
Term three, according to the Ministry, will start on August 28 to run for nine consecutive weeks without a mid-term break.
This will be a departure from the previously communicated calendar which had indicated that the term would last a period of 10 weeks.
In addition, Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exams will commence on November 3, which is a shift from the previously communicated date of November 10 as the commencement date.
The 2023 candidates will write their examinations until November 24.
This will later pave way for marking which according to the released timetable will commence on November 27 and run until December 15.
This is the second revision of the school calendar in 2023 after an earlier one which was communicated on January 6.
The government in 2022 had announced that activities in the education sector would return to normalcy after a disruption from Covid-19 which lasted for close to three years.
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