The final group of students to sit for national exams at the beginning of the year will start their exams next week.
The next round of exams will be given to students in December.
The education sector will have seen a return to normalcy in the administration of the school calendar.
Due to the effects of school closures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the school calendar was compressed.
Learners were kept out of school from March 2020 to September 2020, when a small group of them resumed their studies.
The compression had an impact on students, teachers, and parents.
It has taken nearly two and a half years for the country to return to normalcy.
For example, this year’s candidates will take their exams in 2022.
Previously, Education CS George Magoha stated that this year will be a litmus test for the country’s education sector.
Murray Girls High School students wait to board vehicles at the Mwembe Tayari stage in Mombasa County on January 4, 2021, as schools reopen for the third term.
Teachers had to rush through the curriculum in order to finish the school terms on time.
Parents, on the other hand, are having difficulty paying school fees for four terms this year.
After the national exams, students will be expected to return to school to begin a new academic year.
The school calendar for 2022 will be the shortest, with 29 weeks, including a three-day midterm break for each term.
The first semester will last 10 weeks, from April 25 to July 1.
The students will then take a one-week break before returning to the second term, which will run from July 11 to September 16.The third term will last nine weeks, beginning on September 17 and ending on November 25.
Those in Standard 7 and Form 3 will take their KCPE and KCSE exams in November and December.
The national exams given during this time will be for the class of 2022.
The KCPE exam will take place between November 28 and December 1, while the KCSE exam will take place between December 1 and December 23.
During the same time period, primary schools will administer the national assessment for the competency-based curriculum’s pioneer cohort.
School Calendar For Basic Education Learning Institutions – 2021- 2023