MOE Issues New 2023 School Calendar

January 25, 2023

The Ministry of Education has issued a new calendar for 2023 school year, announcing several changes from the one previously issued.

In a notice, Basic Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang said the opening dates for the first term remain unchanged with schools having opened on 23rd January.

The PS said the students will begin their three-day half-term break on March 16 and not March 23 as earlier communicated. The students will resume studies on March 19 for the remaining part of the term. Thereafter, the students will break for a two-week holiday on April 22 and resume on May 7. Term Two is scheduled to run for 14 weeks, from May 8 until August 11.

In term two, half-term break for remains unchanged. The students will break for a three-day half-term break on June 29 and resume studies on July 2.

The third term will run for nine weeks instead of 10 as stated in the previous calendar from August 28 to October 27. There will no midterm break in the third term. Opening dates and closing dates for term three have been altered

Kenya Certificate of Primary Education- KCPE and the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) examinations are scheduled to kick off on October 30, as opposed to the earlier communicated date of November 6, the calendar shows.

The two assessments will run concurrently for four days and end on November 2.

On the same breath, the Kenya Certificate of Secondary School Education (KCSE) examination will kick off on November 3 and run for three weeks until November 24. KCSE had earlier been scheduled to start on November 10 and end on December 1.

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