The Ministry of education has released the 2023 school calendar (2023 term dates) for all primary and secondary schools in Kenya. In the calendar, all learners will open for term one of 2023 on 23/1/2023. The term will last for 13 weeks with the closing date slated for 21/4/2023.
The Ministry says the revision of the term dates is in a bid to normalize the school calendar which was disrupted by the covid 19 pandemic.
“Following the stake-holders’ consultation, the revised term dates were agreed on in order to cover the remaining two terms of 2020 school calendar and stabilize school calendar by December 2020.” Reads a circular by the Ministry of Education and titled;
‘RE: SCHOOL CALENDARS FOR YEARS 2020, 2021, 2022 AND 2023- REVISED TERM DATES FOR PRE-PRIMARY, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS TRAINING COLLEGES’.
- 2020 revised school calendar (Revised 2020 term dates for primary and secondary schools)
- 2021 revised school calendar (Revised 2021 term dates for primary and secondary schools)
- 2022 school calendar (2022 term dates for primary and secondary schools)
2023 TERM DATES FOR ALL LEARNERS
|Activity||Opening Dates||Closing Dates||Duration|
|Term 1||23/1/2023||21/4/2023||13 weeks|
|Half-term Break||16/3/2023||19/3/2023||3 days|
|Term 2||8/5/2023||11/8/2023||14 weeks|
|Half-term Break||29/6/2023||2/7/2023||3 days|
|Term 3||28/8/2023||27/10/2023||9 weeks|
|KCPE & KPSEA||30/10/2023||02/11/2023||4 days|
|KCSE MARKING||27/11/2023||15/12/2023||3 weeks|