2024 Academic Calendar For Primary, Secondary Schools; Closing, Half Term and Opening Dates[ DOWNLOAD]
As schools set to reopen next year for the new academic Year, the ministry of education has issued academic calendar effective January 2024 for pre-primary, Primary and Secondary Schools.
The ministry of education warned against creation of academic calendar that’s contrary to the one issued by the ministry, sending a stern warning. The ministry of education is advocating for the new system of education where there will be no 2024 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination.
2024 Term 1 Opening and Closing Dates, Half Term and April Holiday
Leaners shall reopen schools on 8th January 2024 and study for a period of 13 weeks before closing on 5th April 2024. Half Term break for term one will start on 29th February 2024 up to 3rd March 2024 that will take a period of three days.
Afterwards, leaners will break for April holiday, marking the end of the term for a period of three weeks that will start on 8th April 2024 until 26th April 2024.
2024 Term 2 Opening and Closing Dates, Half Term and August Holiday
After April Holiday, leaners will embark for studies for term two that will take maximum period of fourteen weeks from 29th April 2024 until 2nd August 2024. Half Term for term two according to the Ministry of Education’s academic calendar will start on 20th June 2024 until 23rd June 2024 taking a break of three days.
After June Half Term, leaners will embark on studies till the end the term break for August Holiday that will take a period of three weeks, starting on 5th August 2024 until 23rd August 2024.
2024 Term 3 Opening and Closing Dates, KIPSEA and KILEA Examination, KCSE Examination
Being the shortest term of the year, term three will take a period of nine weeks before learners sit for national examination. Term three will start on 26th August 2024 until 2th October 2024 before candidates sit for Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA), Kenya Intermediate Level Education Assessment (KILEA) and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations respectfully.
2024 KPSEA AND KILEA Examination Dates, Starting and Ending Dates
The 2024 Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) and Kenya Intermediate Level Education Assessment will begin on 28th October 2024 and be concluded on 31st October 2024, taking a period of three weeks. KILEA is aimed to be administered to learners in the Intermediate Level that are ready to transit to the Pre-vocational Level.
2024 KCSE Examination Dates , Starting and Closing Dates
The 2024 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination will officially commence on 4th October 2024 for a period of three weeks and ends on 22nd November 2024.