Two Week Holiday Break for Learners
Two Week Holiday Break for Learners. All primary and secondary schools will close at the end of this week as the first semester comes to a close.
In order to make up for time lost due to the COVID pandemic, the government modified the school schedule, which resulted in the first term starting on January 23 at least two weeks later than usual. In contrast to the previous two years, when the ministry crammed them into four terms, it also signaled the return to the standard school timetable of three terms every year.
Ezekiel Machogu, the cabinet secretary for education, said at the start of the 2023 academic year that the government has been fervently working to restore the regular term dates while operating a severely constricted and rearranged school calendar.
According to Machogu, “This reorganization of school term dates came at a heavy cost to parents in terms of pressure to clear school fees within short intervals; teachers having heavy workloads; while learners have had to cover more content in extremely short time.”
“I want to thank everyone who was involved, especially the parents and teachers, for putting up with the financial and academic challenges that came with the shortened school year brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. We will return to our regular school calendar starting in January 2023, thanks to your coordinated efforts, he added.
The first term also saw the start of a new phase in the implementation of the competency-based curriculum as the first class of around 1.2 million students moved on to junior secondary school (JSS).
While stating that the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) will not be utilized for junior school placement, the government nonetheless assigned JSS to already-existing primary schools. Students will enjoy a two-week break following the conclusion of the term before returning on May 7.
The second term will be 14 weeks long and run from May 8 through August 11. But on June 29, there will be a half-term break.
Beginning on May 8 and concluding on August 11, the second term will be 14 weeks long. Nevertheless, June 29 will be a half-term holiday.
There will also be a two-week break in August, from August 12 to August 27, followed by a third term that will run nine weeks, ending on October 27.
The remaining kids will be off of school for 10 weeks until January 8, 2023, with the exception of the examination classes.
Beginning on October 30 will be the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education and KPSEA, followed by the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education from November 3 through November 27.