Millions of students went back to school last week and their parents have begged the government to extend this term by one week so that they can study for tests.
In addition, most parents have requested that school administrations take the possibility of lowering tuition into consideration or extended the term 2 period.
Students lost significant time due to a packed school calendar since midterm was closed four days earlier than expected and their return date was moved up four days.
National exams will be given as scheduled in November, according to Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha, who ruled out any extension of the term dates on Wednesday.
While speaking in Kiambu yesterday, Cs. Magoha said the learners would catch up with learning.
He added that most children are extremely resilient as quite a number of them had completed their syllabuses.
According to magoha the learners have enough time to revise and their safety is of importance.
He added that because the country is in a difficult transition period, there is hope that everything will go on well and that there will be no other interference with the calendar.
According to magoha, just Incase should there be need for schools to close again, in case of a presidential election re-run there will be wide consultations to be done.