This week marks the start of the longest school break for public and private elementary and secondary schools.
Secondary schools have been closed due to KCSE exams which started on Monday last week.
Training for KCSE took place last week on Friday 18 November. The exam will start on November 21 and end on December 23.
Some elementary schools are closed in the morning. This will pave the way for the commencement of Class 8 and Class 6 National Examinations.
According to Knec, only a certain number of people are allowed inside the test center during the test session. The measures are designed to stop cheating in exams.
Only the persons listed below are allowed inside the examination facility during KPSEA, KCPE and KCSE examinations.
1 Center Manager;
2 Vice Principals/Teachers; – if the test center has more than one deputy, the head of the center will appoint one deputy to help him;
6 Laboratory technicians and science teachers during training only;
7 Licensed support staff to prepare meals for candidates who will have limited kitchen activities.
This year, the KPSEA and KCPE exams for Grade 6 and Grade 8 students will begin on November 28 and end on November 30, 2022.
The KPSEA and KCPE exercises are scheduled for November 25, 2022. Although the Ministry of Education advised schools to close on November 25 due to national exams, many schools closed earlier.
KPSEA candidates moving to SMP have not been announced yet. However, PS for Basic Education stated that KCPE candidates will start Form 1 on January 30, 2023.
A total of 1,268,830 Grade 6 students will take the KPSEA exam, 1,230,000 the KCPE exam and 880,000 the KCSE form exam.
This vacation is the longest because the school will be closed for at least two months. The school schedule will return to normal on January 23, 2023 after the shutdown of Covid-19.