Primary And Secondary Schools Closing Dates . The Kenyan education system is in the transition process from 8.4.4 to the new competency based curriculum. The first pioneer class joined junior secondary school this year. They are now in grade 7.
However, there have been challenges with the new competency based curriculum. There have delays in distribution of textbooks. In addition, there is a serious Teacher shortage in the junior secondary schools.
The government recruited over 35000 teachers into junior secondary schools Countrywide. However, the numbers are not enough as the government sent at least one teacher in every school against 14 learning areas.
However, the government is trying it’s best as it will be quite expensive to implement the curriculum once. The government has tried its best and funds are being set aside to assist in implementing the curriculum.
Primary And Secondary Schools Closing Dates
At the moment, learning is ongoing in all schools Countrywide. The schools are in the second term of 2023. Second term has got 13 weeks and so far only 4 weeks have elapsed. Teaching is progressing well amid Slight challenges being experienced.
The official academic calendar of 2023 stipulates clearly all the events that are supposed to take place. The Calendar has all the Opening Dates in it, all the half term dates plus all the closing dates. In addition, dates for all national exams have been stipulated clearly. At the end of this year, there will be 3 national tests. The kenya certificate of primary education, KPSEA and the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.
We are in the month of June. As per the academic calendar, this is the month in which all the schools will break for the mid term break. Schools will break for the short half term break beginning 29th June 2023 to 2nd July 2023.
Thereafter, schools will resume normal teaching and learning activities once the halfterm is over and end the term on 11th August 2023.
All schools will now proceed for the holliday period from 12th August 2023 to 27th August 2023. The Third term will begin on 28th August 2023 to 3rd November 2023.