Professor George Magoha, the cabinet secretary for education in Kenya, postponed the start of classes for a second time while the nation waits for the results of the presidential election.
The process of tallying the ballots is currently in progress following the conduct of our National Elections on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.
Schools across the country closed for the half-term on August 2 as the country prepared to vote a week later on August 9.
The delay in the above ongoing exercise saw the government’s decision on the suspension of the re-opening of ALL basic education institutions with effect from Monday, 15th August 2022, until Thursday, 18th August 2022.Thus is according to professor Magoha.
The above situation has raised concern that a prolonged shutdown of schools will cause syllabus coverage to be delayed for classes taking 2022 national exams in November and December.
Note that as per to the KNEC OFFICIAL TIMETABLE, 2022 KCPE exam will be held between November 28 and December 1, while the KCSE exam will be held between December 1 and December 23.
Also note that Primary schools will administer the national assessment for the pioneer cohort of the competency-based curriculum during the same time period.
Now the big challenge is on how all time lost during the school closure shall be recovered by the end of 2022, with the academic calendar returning to normal in January 2023.
Now all eyes are focusing on the ministry whether Term Dates for Term 2 & Term 3,2022 Academic Calender is going to be revised
Below is the earlier MoE Calendar.