Primary and secondary schools will reopen for the second term of the current academic year on Monday, May 8, following a two-week holiday.
From May 8 through August 11, 2023, the second term will be in effect.(13 weeks).
The second term’s half-term break was scheduled to run from June 29 to July 2, according to the Ministry of Education.
In January, the Ministry of Education modified the schedule for the national exams in 2023.
The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA), which were announced in a circular that was also sent to Education CS Ezekiel Machogu, TSC CEO Nancy Macharia, and KNEC CEO David Njengere, will take place from November 30 to November 2 this year.
The exam will take 21 days; the initial calendar indicated that the KCSE was to be conducted from November 10 to December 1.
The circular states that the marking period for the KCSE will be from November 27 to December 15.
The first term consists of 13 weeks, the second term will have 14 weeks, and the third term will cover ten weeks.
The students will get a break beginning on October 28 and lasting until January 8. Originally, they were scheduled to receive a two-month break, beginning on November 3 and ending in January 2024.
CS Machogu Warns School Heads
On Tuesday, May 2, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu issued stringent instructions to head teachers and principals as schools prepared to reopen for term 2
Weeks after reports of possible food poisoning in several schools, Machogu encouraged principals to check that the meals learners are being fed are safe for them to consume.
Additionally, the CS advocated for the implementation of routine testing of the drinking water and kitchen water supplies in all facilities across the country.