2021 schools reopening date and term 2 dates for Kenya schools calendar, term dates

Kenya School Academic Calendar, Term Dates 2021 – 2023

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The cabinet secretary for education, Professor Magoha, on 16th November 2020 announced the new academic school calendar for all learners in pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools in Kenya. Speaking after the stakeholders’ meeting in Nairobi, the CS announced that they have reached a consensus that all basic learning institutions will resume full face-to-face learning on January 4th, 2021, for Term 2.

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KICD – MOE Kenyan Schools Academic Calendar for the Year 2020/2021

In the updated school term dates, the 2020 candidates sat for their national exams, KCPE and KCSE, in March/April 2021.

The next KCPE and KCSE exams will be done in March 2022 (the current class 7 and form 3). There will be another national exam for the KCPE and KCSE candidates in December, the same year, 2022.

On labour day, Ist May 2021, the president stated that schools will open and continue learning according to the scheduled calendar earlier published by the Ministry of Education.

That is, there will be no change to the current education calendar, for primary and secondary schools.

The term dates and opening dates for learners in teacher training colleges (secondary and primary education) were also released by the education minister.

The stakeholders meeting agreed on the following key dates for the Kenya school calendar:

  1. PP1 and 2; Grade 1,2,3; class 5,6 and 7; and Form 1,2 and 3 learners will resume learning when schools reopen on January 4th, 2021.
  2. Pre Primary 1 & 2; Grade 1, 2 & 3; Class 5, 6 & 7; and Form 1, 2 & 3
    learners will start their Term 2 on 4th January 2021 and end on 19th March 2021 together with the Grade 4 and candidate classes (Class 8 and Form 4).
  3. All 4 year-olds will join PP1 in July 2021.
  4. All learners, except Class 8 and Form 4 candidates, will proceed for a 7-week holiday to allow for KCPE and KCSE examinations administration and marking.
  5. Grade 4 and the incoming Form 1 (Class 8 graduates) learners will stay at home as other learners complete their Term 3.
  6. Grade 4 CBC learners will transition to Grade 5 in July 2021.
  7. International schools will reopen from January 4th, 2021 for all learners still at home.
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2020 Term Two and Three School Term Dates

Here is the 2020 – 2021 Term Two and Three Schedule for Continuing Learners (PP1 & 2; Grade 1, 2, and 3; Class 5, 6 and 7; and Form 1, 2, and 3), from the schools reopening date up to the time of completion of Term 3.

In this school calendar, all schools resumed person-to-person learning on 4th, January 2021 for an 11 weeks term 2 before breaking on a 7 weeks holiday to pave way for KCSE and KCPE examinations.

2021 schools reopening date and term 2 datesThe Complete 2021 School Calendar

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KICD MOE Academic Calendar for 2021/2022

The new 2021 school year will begin on July 26th, 2021 for Term 1. Students will then close for Term 1 on 1st October 2021.

Term 2 will start on 11th October 2021 and end on 23rd December 2021, after 11 weeks of teaching and learning.

The third term will begin on January 3rd, 2022, and end on March 4th, 2022 to pave way for the 2021 KCPE and KCSE exams.

The 2021 KCPE exam will start on 07/03/2022 and will end on 10/03/2022, after 4 days of the exercise. The KCSE candidates will sit for their 2021 exams beginning from 11/33/2022 to 01/04/2022.

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Here is the complete schedule for the 2021 – 2022 school  term dates:

2021 school calendar Kenya

The 2022 Kenya School Calendar

The school year in  2022 will begin on 25/04/2022 and ends on 25/11/2022.

Term 1 in 2022 will run for 10 weeks, from 25th April to 1st July. Students will then proceed to a short, 1-week holiday break from the 2nd of July to the 1oth of July 2022.

Term 2, 2022 will start on 11th July to 16th September, followed by a 3 day half term break from 11th August to 14th August.

Schools will then school on 17th September 2022 for a week-long term 2 holiday break.

2022 school calendar Kenya

The third term in 2022 starts on 26th, September and closes on 25th November 2022.

The 2022 KCPE runs from 28/11/2022 to 1/12/2022. The 2022 KCSE candidates will sit for their final national exams starting from 1/12/2022.

2023 School Calendar

The 2023 school calendar will start on 23rd January 2023 and end on 03/11/2023.

Kenyan schools will resume the almost normal academic calendar again starting from 23rd January 2023. KCPE and KCSE national exams will be done in November 2023.

2023 kenyan schools calendar dates

You can download the pdf version of this school term dates on this link: Kenya 2021 – 2023 Revised Term Dates

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Teachers Training Colleges Academic Calendar

 1) Diploma in Teacher Education (Secondary) Calendar
Term 1  4th January 2021 2nd April 2021 13 Weeks
Term 2 3rd May 2021 6th August 2021 14 Weeks
Term 3 3oth August 2021 12th November 2021 11 Weeks
TOTAL 38 Weeks
2) Diploma in Primary Teacher Education Calendar

Teacher training colleges will begin their Term 1 studies on 3rd May 2021 and end the term on 6th August 2021. Here is the complete revised school calendar for TTC institutions in Kenya:

Term 1 3rd May 2021 6th August 2021 14 Weeks
Term 2 30th August 2021 12th November 2021 11 Weeks
Term 3 3rd January 2022 1st April 2022 13 Weeks
TOTAL 38 Weeks

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