The Ministry of Education has unveiled the revised 2023 school calendar for pre-primary schools, primary schools, secondary schools and colleges.

Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang notified all education officials about the revised calendar via a circular on Monday.

The new education calendar dates are an amendment of the same that were announced on November 7, 2022.

According to the revised 2023 education calendar, 2023 first term, which began on January 23, 2023, will run for thirteen weeks until March 16, 2023, when learners will break for 3 days and resume on March 19, 2023 to continue with the rest of the term and terminate on April 22, 2023.

Learners will resume school from the first holiday on May 8, 2023, for the second term, which will be fourteen weeks long. They will go for their second term half-term 3-day break on June 29, 2022, and resume on July 2, 2022, then continue with the rest of the term until August 12, 2023, when they will close for a two-week holiday.

Learners will resume the third term on August 28, 2023, and will continue learning until October 27, 2023, and since the third term will be the shortest one in the school calendar, there will be no half-term break.

Therefore, learners who will not be sitting for their national examinations will close for a long holiday on October 28, 2023, to January 8, 2024. 

Grade 6 and Class 8 candidates will begin taking their Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) and Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams respectively on October 30 and will continue until November 2, 2023. 

Students sitting for their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination will begin their exams on November 3, 2023, and continue until November 24, 2023.

Teachers will begin marking the exams on November 27, 2023, an exercise will take three weeks to complete until 15th December 2023.

Students in teacher training institutions who completed their first term in 2023 will resume learning for their second term on January 23, 2023, and will close on April 21, 2023.

They will open for their third term on May 8, 2023, and continue learning until August 11, 2023.