Ministry releases next year's calendar for schools and colleges

A 13-week first term starts on January 8 and ends on April 5. [Kibata Kihu, Standard]

The Ministry of Education has unveiled next year’s school calendar. 

The circular, dated October 13 and issued by Director General Elyas Abdi, says a 13-week first term starts on January 8 and ends on April 5. 

Students will enjoy a mid-term break from February 29 to March 3, followed by a three-week holiday from April 6 to 26.

The second term, the longest, will commence on April 29 and run for 14 weeks until August 2.  A three-day break is scheduled for June 20 to June 23. Subsequently, students will have a three-week holiday from August 5.

The third term will begin on August 26, covering nine weeks and ending on October 25.

National examinations, including the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment and Kenya Intermediate Level Education Assessment, will be conducted from October 28 to 31.

This will be the first time in more than 30 years that the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education will not be conducted.

This follows the phasing out of the 8-4-4 system at the primary school level as the Competency-Based Curriculum rolls out.

According to the schedule, next year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations will take place from November 4 to November 22.

A long holiday will then begin on October 28, and last until January 3, 2025.

Teachers’ training colleges will will follow the same schedule.