MoE Reschedules Term 3 2023 Closing Dates. The third term finish date has been altered nationwide for primary and secondary schools by the Ministry of Education (MoE) of this country Kenya.
Preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools will reportedly begin sending children home for the summer holiday on October 19 rather than the Ministry’s originally declared date of October 27.
Due to the impending national exam and the fact that there is no midterm break for students, this is the briefest and most crucial period.
The non-participating candidates will remain at home until January 8, 2024.
Sixth and eighth grade candidates will take the KPSEA and KCPE exams, respectively, over a four-day period from October 30 to November 2, 2023. The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations will begin on November 3 and continue until November 24, 2023.
This semester marks the final cohort of KCPE students under the 8-4-4 system, which has been replaced by a 2-6-3-3-3 skills-based curriculum.
Data from the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) indicates that around 2.3 million candidates are expected to sit the KCPE and KCSE exams this year.
1,415,315 candidates will sit for the KCPE exam, while another 903,260 students will sit for the KCSE exam.
KNEC Chief Executive Officer David Njengere has confirmed the completion of preparation of candidates comprising the 1,282,574 Grade Six students who will participate in KPSEA. A total of 1,143 containers will be used for the KCSE, KCPE and KPSEA 2023 exams. Specifically, 576 distribution centers or containers will host the KPSEA and KCPE exams, and 567 containers will be designated for paper distribution KCSE sheet.
A total of 223,223 teachers have been chosen by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) to serve as monitors and invigilators for the 2023 national exam. 37,731 instructors have also been chosen to serve as examiners for this year’s national exam.
Teachers will start grading students on November 27 and continue so through December 15, 2023.
MoE Reschedules Term 3 2023 Closing Dates