MoE Releases New School Opening Dates And 2022 Academic Calendar.
Schools closed for nearly two months early this month to end the 2021 academic year to pave way for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates to carry on with exams in a conducive environment.
As per the latest announcement from the Ministry of Education CS professor George Magoha, the 2022 academic calendar will start late April when both primary schools and Secondary schools will resume for first term.
CS Magoha has said that schools will reopen on 25th April whereas the forms one admissions will be conducted a week after.
The government through the Ministry of Education Has been working around the clock in preparation for the rollout of the Competency-Based Curriculum pioneer class to junior secondary schools in January 2023.
The government released funds for the establishment of the junior secondary schools in some selected schools and report has it that 80 per of the classes have been completed.
The additional classes will cater for the CBC learners in Junior Secondary Schools.
The 2022 academic calendar has scheduled the month of the national examinations as follows:
- KCPE tests will be administered from November 28 to December 1
- KCSE exams will be administered from December 1 to December 23.
The other national examinations for the CBC learners in grade 4 and grade, KNEC is expected to release the examination schedule soon.
On the other hand the academic calendar is prone to more changes in the coming week to cater for the election period and the expected resumption of co-curricula activities in the 2023 academic year.
Next academic year will be unique unlike the previous years when schools were reopened for the first term in every January of the new year.
The 2023 academic year is set to begin on April 25, with the first term lasting until July 1.
The pioneer CBC students will enter their final primary school year, after which they will transfer to Junior Secondary Schools.
The second term begins on July 11 and runs until September 16, while the third term runs from September 26 to November 25.
Prof Charles Ong’ondo, Chief Executive of the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), stated that Grade Six textbooks have been delivered to schools ahead of the April rollout.
“We are doing all that is necessary to ensure the books will be in schools when learners move to the new class. Right now we are at 85 per cent distribution”, Ong’ondo stated.
He also stated that curriculum designs for Grade Six have been sent to schools in preparation for the students.
Nancy Macharia, Chief Executive of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), stated that the commission had prepared all teachers for the gradual implementation of CBC with the government planning to train additional 60,000 teachers on CBC based concepts early April.