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    Government Changes School Calendar, Announces New Terms

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    The Ministry of Education has unveiled the next school year’s timetable, bringing back the regular routine that had been interrupted by the epidemic.

    Education PS Julius Jwan said in a circular dated November 7 that the new school calendar implemented in 2020 by former Education CS George Magoha will be reverted to the previous year’s format.

    A total of 13 weeks will be covered during the first term, which begins on January 23 and ends on April 21 for all students.

    The second term runs from May 8 until August 11.

    Between June 29 and July 2, students will have a three-day half-term holiday.
    They will then have the end-of-term two weeks break from August 12 to 27 before resuming for the third term.

    The last term of 2023 will run from August 28 to November 3, with the KCPE examinations taking place over four days, from November 6 to November 9.

    According to the updated circular, Form, 4 students taking the KCSE will take their examinations between November 10 and December 1.

    Teachers’ college semester schedules were also made public by the Ministry of Education.

    The second semester of training college classes, which began on August 29 and ended on December 2, will begin on January 23, 2023, and end on April 21, 2023.

    In April 2023, instead of the typical four weeks, students will get two weeks off while the ministry gets back on track.
    The second semester will last for 13 weeks, beginning on January 23 and ending on April 21, 2023. After that, students will have a two-week holiday from April 22 to May 7, 2023.

    The third school year will run from May 8, 2023, to August 11, 2023, with a three-week break from August 12, 2023, to September 1, 2023.

    Jwan emphasized that it is the responsibility of every field officer to communicate the changes to the relevant stakeholders.

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