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

Schools Reopening Date, Kenya School Calendar 2021 – 2023

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The cabinet secretary for education, Professor Magoha, on 16th November 2020 announced the new 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.

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 Schedule

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 will resume 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

The new school year will begin on July 26th, 2021 for Term 1. Term 1 will end on 10th October 2021.

Term 2 will start on 11th October and close on 2nd January 2022.

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

Here is the complete schedule for the 2021 – 2022 school calendar year:

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.

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2022 school calendar Kenya
You can download the pdf version of this school term dates on this link: Kenya 2021 – 2023 Revised Term Dates

2023 School Calendar

The 2023 school calendar will start on 23rd January 2023 and end on 03/11/2023.2023 kenyan schools calendar 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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