Revised, final 2024 school term dates

Education Ministry has released the revised 2024 term dates.


Opening Dates Closing Dates Duration
Term 1 8th January 2024 5th April 2024 13 weeks
Halfterm Break 29th February 2024 3rd March, 2024 3 days
April Holiday 8th April 2024 26th April 2024 3 weeks
Term 2 29th April 2024 2nd August 2024 14 Weeks
Halfterm Break 20th June 2024 23rd June 2024 3 Days
August Holiday 5th August 2024 23rd August 2024 3 Weeks
Term 3 26th August 2024 25th October 2024 9 Weeks
KPSEA & KILEA 28th October 2024 31st October 2024 4 Days
KCSE Exams 4th November 2024 22nd November 2024 3 Weeks
December Holiday 28th October 2024 3rd January 2024 10 Weeks

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According to the new guidelines, All schools will reopen fully on January 4th 2021. This will apply to all continuing PP1 and 2; Grade 1, 2 and 3; Class 5, 6 and 7; and Form 1, 2 and 3 learners.

See full details below;


During his November 12, 2020 State of the Nation address, His Excellency  President Uhuru Kenyatta directed the Ministry of Education, in  consultation with all stakeholders, to inform Kenyans on the dates for  resumption of studies within 14 days.

In compliance with the directive, the Ministry of Education has today met with all stakeholders to deliberate on the current preparedness for full  resumption of learning of all learners in all basic education learning  institutions on January 4th , 2021.

Today’s meeting reached consensus on the following key milestone dates:

1. All schools will reopen fully on January 4th 2021. This will apply to all continuing PP1 & 2; Grade 1, 2 and 3; Class 5, 6 and 7; and Form 1, 2 and 3 learners.

2. All 4 year-olds will join PP1 in July 2021

3. 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)

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 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.

All other details regarding specific dates for all school terms for basic education  learning institutions, including the KCPE and KCSE examinations timetables, will be provided to you and are appended to this press statement.

I wish to assure the country that the Government is determined to ensure a safe reopening and learning of our schools. In doing so, we are drawing important lessons from the partial reopening that has taken place since October.

We are confident that we will remain on the right trajectory to finding the winning formula that will ensure our learning institutions are safe for our learners and teachers.

The Ministry appreciates the support of all parents, counties and development partners in ensuring that schools comply with all the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 safety measures.

See also; School Term dates/ calendar for 2020 to 2023

2020, 2021, 20222 & 2023 REVISED TERM DATES.

Term 2, 2021 half term will commence on Friday 19th November, 2021, to Tuesday 23rd November, 2021.

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