The Ministry of Education has directed all schools to close in two weeks time in order to give room for KCSE and KCPE Examinations to take place.
The 2021 KCPE exam will start on 07/03/2022 and will end on 10/03/2022, after 4 days of the exercise. The KCSE candidates will sit for their 2021 exams beginning from 11/3/2022 to 01/04/2022.
According to Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) data, a total of 2,056,719 people have registered for the tests, which are set to begin in two weeks. There will be 1,225,693 KCPE students and 831,026 KCSE students.
According to KNEC, the number of candidates taking the KCPE exams has increased by 34,085 over the previous year.
According to KNEC data, an additional 78, 424 candidates have registered to take the KCSE exams.
Below are KCSE /KCPE timetable
It is now coming out clear that 2022 is expected to be a very abnormal year in the education calendar.
According to the circular produced by the ministry of education,all the students are expected to cover four terms in one year instead of three terms as it happens in a normal calendar of the year.
This change has taken effect since the government is trying to cover the time that was lost during the COVID-19 pandemic which led to closing of schools for more than 8 months in last year,2021.
Tension therefore goes to parents and guardians who will have to dig deeper in their pockets to finance the school fees for the four terms in 2022.
Most Students have just reported back to their respective schools to complete the third term of 2021 which is scheduled to end in March 4th.
This means that term three for 2022,will run for nine weeks thus learners will break for holiday on 25th February before resuming for the first term of 2022 on April 25th, a holiday that will run for nearly two months.
During this period (February 25th to April 24th), candidates in class eight and form four will be sitting for their final national examinations. Unlike in the other years when the calendar was normal,, official closing dates could be towards the end of March.
This time round, the education ministry came up with the calendar that all should be aware of and get prepared,, hence change of dates to the official dates of 25th of February.
This period, between February 25th to April 24th), all candidates in class eight and form four will be sitting for their final national examinations.Just unlike in the other previous years when the calendar was normal,Term one of 2022 will begin on 25th April and end on 1st July.
The 2022 Kenya School Calendar
Then all learners will then break for ten days before resuming for second term on 11th July.
This term will run for ten weeks up to 16th September.Term three of 2022 will commence on 26th September and run for nine weeks up to 25th November 2022.
Later , all candidates in grade six, class eight and form four will sit for their final exams. The normal academic calendar will resume in January 2023
2023 School Calendar
The 2023 school calendar will start on 23rd January 2023 and end on 21/04/2023.
Kenyan schools will resume the almost normal academic calendar again starting from 23rd January 2023. KCPE and KCSE national exams will be done in November 2023.