Here is the new revised 2023 school calendar
The Ministry of Education has issued a new revised school academic calendar for 2023. In a circular to all education officials across the country, Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang said the first team will be 13 weeks long, the second term will run for 14 weeks and the third term at only 9 weeks.
All pre-primary, primary and secondary schools opened on Monday for the first term after the calendar had been disrupted by Covid-19.
The Ministry of Education said from Monday the basic education calendar will revert to three terms.
The first term, which began on Monday January 23, will end on April 21. In the communique, the PS said there will be a three-day mid-term break from March 16 to March 19. Schools will break after the first term from April 22 to May 7.
Term two will resume on May 8 with a half term break from June 29 to July 2. Schools will then close on August 12 up to August 27.
After the two week holiday students will resume third term, which is the shortest in the school calendar, on August 28. There will be no break in this term, which will end on October 27.
Learners who will not be sitting for their national examinations will break for the holidays from October 28, 2023 to January 8, 2024.
Grade six and class eight candidates will commence their KPSEA and KCPE exams on October 30 to November 2, 2023.
KCSE examination will then begin on November 3 and run until November 24, 2023
On November 27, the teachers will begin marking the exams until December 15, 2023, a session that will run for three weeks.
For students in teachers training colleges, who completed their first term last year, the second term will run from January 23 to April 21, the third term from May 8 to August 11.
A circular to senior education officials the fees structures shall remain as it was two years ago in the new school calendar.
Meanwhile, the first cohort of grade seven learners reports on Monday, January 30, 2023, while the reporting period for Form One student is between Monday, February 6 and Monday, February 13, 2023.