2022 will witness the shortest and most intensive learning calender in the history of Kenya.A closer check on the term dates shows a rush against time and syllabus for the various stakeholders in the sector.
The ministry of education Kenya has this year released the term dates for 2022 – 2023 year.The terms have been substantially shortened to two months per term,a move aimed at restoring the normal academic year schedule come 2023.
In term one,the students resumed from half term on the 29th of may 2022,five weeks after the Begining of the term.
Currently,schools are doing their week 7 of the total 10 weeks in this term.
This means that this term is remaining with only 3 weeks before schools close for a period of 1 week.
Official closing date for this term is 1st July 2022.
On normal circumstances and calender,schools used to close for a period of about 1 month before students resume for a new term.
These adjustments are occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic that utterly disrupted learning and kept students at home for almost one year.
With the first term lasting until July 1st 2022, schools will close for 10 Days and learners will resume learning on 11 th July 2022 for their second term studies.
The second term is scheduled to begin on July 11th ,2022 and run until September 16th as the third term runs from September 26 to end on November 25th.
The end of the year will witness a flurry of examination activities with three categories of learner’s expected to sit for their national examinations.The first lot if Grade six competency Based Curriculum learners will sit for their exams that will determine their placement in junior secondary.Kenya Certificate of Primary Education will also sit for their exams as well as the Kenya Certificate Of Secondary Education KCSE.
The marking of KCSE will take place in January and that will mark the return to normalcy of the school calender.