Updated Calendar of Events for Term 3 2023 for All Schools
The Ministry of Education just issued the School Calendar for Term 3 of 2023, which includes all learning institutions in Kenya, including primary and secondary schools.
For primary students, the start of Term 1 in 2023 is set for the 23rd of January, lasting 13 weeks and ending on the 21st of April throughout all schools.
Term 3 in 2023 is expected to be the shortest of the year, with students spending only roughly two months in school to prepare for national exams. As a result, this term will begin on August 28th and end on November 3rd, spanning a maximum of 10 weeks.
The KCPE and KCSE national examinations are set to begin in November 2023. The KCPE exams will be held from November 6th to November 9th, 2023, while the KCSE exams will be held from November 11th to December 1st, 2023.
Following the examinations, national examination marking will begin on December 4th and conclude on December 22nd, 2023.
According to the Ministry’s notification, the change in term dates is intended to normalize the school calendar, which has been disrupted owing to the COVID-19 outbreak in Kenya.
Education talks with stakeholders resulted in altered term dates to cover the last two terms of the prior 2020 school calendar and to stabilize the school calendar by December 2022.
Please keep in mind that these term dates apply to all public and private primary and secondary schools in the country.