Ministry releases new circular with early school closing dates

Ministry releases new circular with early school closing dates

The Ministry of Education has released a fresh circular that has pushed term three school closing date nearer.

The circular dated 13th October 2023 addressed to County and Sub County Directors show that primary and secondary schools will close early for third term break.

Currently schools are to be closed on 27th October 2023 but the same date will be rehearsal day for KCPE and KPSEA candidates.

After considering this important event, the Ministry of Education has pushed the term three closing date two days earlier when schools reopen next year.

Nursery, primary and secondary schools will now officially close on 25th October 2024 to give room for national exam exercises.

There will be no KCPE examination next year but KPSEA and KILEA exams.

According to the circular first term will have 13 weeks, second term 14 weeks and third term 9 weeks.

Below is the new 2024 calendar for pre-primary, primary and secondary schools.


Term 18th January 20245th April 202413 weeks
Half term break29th February 20243rd March 20243 days
Holiday8thApril 202426th April 20243 weeks
Term 229th April 20242nd August 202414 weeks
Half Term Break20th June 202423rd June 20243 days
Holiday5th August 202423rd August 20243 weeks
Term 326th August 202425th October 20249 weeks
KPSEA and KILEA28th October 202431st October 20244 days
KCSE4th November 202422nd November 20243 weeks
Holiday28th October 20243rd January 202410 weeks

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