Primary, Pre-Primary and secondary schools will break early for mid term break next week.
There are changes on the half term break after an announcement by the Ministry of Education. In fact many secondary schools are planning to release learners for half term break by the end of this week.
The changes to the dates were announced through a circular dated 24th April by the Ministry of Education Principal Secretary (PS) for Basic Education, Dr. Belio Kipsang.
The half term break which was scheduled to start from 29th June to 2nd July 2023 will now start from 27th June to 1st July 2023.
The changes came after the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association (KESSHA), Mr. Kahi Indimuli, pleaded with the PS to make changes to the dates to allow secondary school heads to attend a KESSHA conference.
In a letter dated 26th March the KESSHA chair requested for extension of the midterm dates for second term to allow the 46th KESSHA conference.
Below is the content of the circular by PS Belio Kipsang highlighting the new changes.
REF: REQUEST TO EXTEND MID TERM DATES
Reference is made to a letter Ref. KESSHA/NATCONFF/3/VOL.1/23 dated 26th March 2023 from the National Chairman, Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association on the above subject.
The letter notes that the current scheduled dates for midterm of second term coincides with the dates of KESSHA 46th National Conference.
The Ministry recognizes that the National KESSHA Conference is an important event that allows school managers to make a review and share experiences in running of schools.
Consequently, the midterm dates for second term year 2023 has been rescheduled to start from 27th June to 1st July 2023.
All school managers are required to take note and adhere to the changes dates.
DR. BELIO R. KIPSANG
Below is a revised version of the 2023 calendar for pre-primary, primary and secondary schools.
A: PRE-PRIMARY, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS 2023 SCHOOL CALENDER
|Term 1||23rd January 2023||21st April 2023||13 weeks|
|Half term break||16th March 2023||19th March 2023||3 days|
|Holiday||22nd April 2023||7th May 2023||2 weeks|
|Term 2||8th May 2023||11th August 2023||14 weeks|
|Half Term Break||27th June 2023||1st July 2023||3 days|
|Holiday||12th August 2023||27th August 2023||2 weeks|
|Term 3||28th August 2023||27th October 2023||9 weeks|
|Holiday||28th October 2023||8th January 2024||10 weeks|
|KCPE & KPSEA||30th October 2023||2nd November 2023||4 days|
|KCSE||3rd November 2023||24th November 2023||3 weeks|
|KCSE Marking||27th November 2023||15th December 2023||3 weeks|