President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that 2022 will have four academic terms to cover for time lost during schools Covid-19 break.
Schools reopened in January 2021 after a nine-month disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. President Kenyatta announced closure of the learning centres in mid-March 2020 after Kenya registered its first Covid-19 case.
In his New Year address on Friday, December 31, the president said 2022 will have two sets of KCPE and KCSE exams written in March and November respectively.
The 2021 candidate class will sit the national tests in March and April 2022, while the 2022 exam class will sit KCPE and KCSE tests in November and December 2022.
Learners in primary and secondary schools are expected to open for Term Three of 2021 on January 3, 2022.
To our learners, we appreciate that, just like in the year 2021, the 2022 academic calendar will similarly be long and challenging. However, let 2022 be a year of destiny, of dreams becoming reality, and for laying the foundation stones for a glorious future,” said the Head of State.
“In that regard, I take this early opportunity to wish all our examination candidates all the best in this year’s examinations.”
The 2021 KCPE exams will start on Monday, March 7, 2022 and end on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.
Below is the KCPE 2021 timetable
The 2021 KCSE exams will begin on Monday, February 28, 2022 and end on Friday, April 1, 2022.
KCSE 2021 TIMETABLE
The dates for the 2022 KCPE and KCSE tests are yet to be released, though the exams will be taken in November and December 2022