Schools Reopen for Second Term 2023
Schools Reopen for Second Term 2023. On Monday, May 8, after a two-week break, elementary and secondary schools will reopen for the second term of the current academic year.
The second term shall commence on May 8, 2023, and shall terminate on August 11, 2023.(13 weeks).
The Ministry of Education set the half-term break for the second term to take place from June 29 to July 2.
The Ministry of Education changed the 2023 national test schedule in January.
This year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) will be held from November 30 to November 2 according to a circular that also went out to TSC CEO Nancy Macharia, KNEC CEO David Njengere, and Education CS Ezekiel Machogu.
The exam will last 21 days; according to the initial scheduling, the KCSE will be given from November 10 to December 1.
According to the circular, the KCSE’s marking session would run from November 27 to December 15.
There are three terms: the first is 13 weeks long, the second is 14 weeks long, and the third is 10 weeks long.
The break for the students will start on October 28 and last until January 8. They were originally supposed to get a two-month holiday starting on November 3 and concluding in January 2024.
CS Machogu Warns School Administrators
As schools got ready to reopen for term 2, Ezekiel Machogu, the Education Cabinet Secretary, gave strict directives to head teachers and principals on Tuesday, May 2.
Following complaints of suspected food poisoning in various schools for several weeks, Machogu urged principals to ensure that the meals being served to students are healthy.
Additionally, the CS promoted the installation of regular testing of the water supplies used for cooking and drinking in all facilities around the nation.
The Cabinet Secretary for Education Ezekiel Machogu also insisted on hygiene in schools to avoid cases like the one recorded in Butere and Mukumu Girls where there was a likelihood of food contamination.