2022 is expected to be a very abnormal year in the education calendar. Going by a circular produced by the ministry of education, students will have to cover four terms in one year instead of three terms as it happens in a normal year.


All this is happening as the government tries to cover the time that was lost during the COVID-19 pandemic which led to closing of schools for more than 8 months.


This means that parents and guardians will have to dig deeper in their pockets to finance the school fees for the four terms in 2022.

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Third term commenced in earnest on 3rd January , 2022, and likely to end on March 4th, 2022 to pave way for the 2021 KCPE and KCSE exams.


The 2021 KCPE exam will start on 07/03/2022 and will end on 10/03/2022, after 4 days of the exercise. The KCSE candidates will sit for their 2021 exams beginning from 11/3/2022 to 01/04/2022


Here is the complete schedule for the 2021 – 2022 third term school term dates:



The 2022 Kenya School Calendar

The school year in 2022 will begin on 25/04/2022 and ends on 25/11/2022.


Term 1 in 2022 will run for 10 weeks, from 25th April to1st July. Students will then proceed to a short, 1-week holiday break from the 2nd of July to the 10th of July 2022


Term 2, 2022 will start on 11th July to 16th September, followed by a 3 day half term break from 11th August to 14th August. Schools will then school on 17th September 2022 for a week- long term 2 holiday break.

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The third term in 2022 starts on 26th, September and closes on 25th November 2022.

The 2022 KCPE runs from 28/11/2022 to 1/12/2022. The 2022 KCSE candidates will sit for their final national exams starting from 1/12/2022. 2023 School Calendar.


2023 School Calendar

Kenyan schools will resume the almost normal academic calendar again starting from 23rd January 2023. KCPE and KCSE national exams will be done in November 2023.

The 2023 school calendar will start on 23rd January 2023 and end on 03/11/2023.

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