Education Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha has today on Monday, November 16, released the official school term dates in readiness for full resumption of learning on Monday, January 4, 2021.
Magoha was speaking at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) in Ngara, Nairobi, after being directed by President Uhuru Kenyatta to make public the calendar.
The CS spoke after meeting with stakeholders earlier today.
“All schools will reopen fully on the 4th of January 2021. This will apply to PP1 and 2, Grade 1, 2 and 3, Class 5, 6 and 7 and Form 1, 2 and 3 learners.
All four-year-olds will join PP1 in July 2021 while all PP1 and 2, Grade 1, 2 and 3 Class 5, 6 and 7 and Form 1, 2 and 3 will start their second term on the 4th of January and end on the 19th of March together with the examination classes,” he said.
The CS added that all learners except class 8 and Form 4 will proceed for a 7 week holiday to allow for KCPE and KCSE marking.
Grade 4 and incoming Form 1 (Class 8 graduates) were directed to stay at home as other learners complete their third term.
Grade 4 Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) students will transition to Grade 5 in July 2021 while International Schools will reopen from 4th January 2021 for all learners still at home.
Magoha assured parents the safety of students ahead of the full resumption of learning having picked up lessons from the partial reopening.
“I want to assure the country that the government is determined to ensure a safe reopening and learning in schools, in doing so we are drawing 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,” he explained.