The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) are scheduled for November 28 and December 23, respectively, for the 2022 academic year.
The Grade Six examination will be held between November 28 and 30 2022, with 1.27 million candidates registered to take the first exam under the new curriculum, which will see them enter junior secondary schools.
On August 1st, 2022, Prof. George Magoha, Cabinet Secretary for Education directed that all schools close by Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 to prepare for the upcoming General Election next on the 9th.“The Country is scheduled to conduct the general election on the 9th of August 2022. I hereby convey the Government’s decision on the immediate closure of all basic learning institutions with effect from Tuesday 2nd August 2022, until Wednesday 10th August 2022 to ensure that preparations and conduct of the upcoming election are carried out seamlessly,” stated Magoha.
“We may have to sit down as stakeholders and see whether it will be fair to examine the children if they will have lost a considerable amount of time, I pray that that does not happen, these children have suffered enough,” Magoha said.
CS Magoha was clear, however, that if a repeat election is required, the dates may be revised. He also acknowledged that the national exam calendar might be impacted.The second term of the reorganized calendar will last 10 weeks and will end on September 16, 2022. Further disruption will reduce class time and have an impact on candidate classes.
The third and final term of the crash program is set to run from September 26 to November 25, following which national examinations will begin. All of these plans, however, are contingent on a series of events that could be triggered by Tuesday’s election.