KCPE 2021 release date, School reopening dates, form one reporting dates and the 2021 academic/ school calendar; CS Magoha’s latest remarks
Education news: Official KCPE knec results release date and form one selection/ admission (reporting) dates are usually determined by the Education Ministry. The school calendar and schedule for cocurricular activities also fall in its docket.
Following the disruption of the 2020 Academic calendar in Kenya, the Education Ministry was forced to alter the 2021-2023 school calendar to factor in the lost time during the lengthened holiday necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Below are the revised term dates and school calendar 2021-2023
The revised term dates will be as stipulated below;
PRE-PRIMARY, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
1) 2020 SCHOOL CALENDAR
TERM 2 & 3 SCHEDULE FOR CONTINUING LEARNERS (PP1&2, Grade 1-3, Class 5-7 and Form 1-3)
1. All Schools including schools offering international curriculum will open fully on 4 January, 2021;
2. All 4 year-olds will join PPI in July 2021.
3. Grade 4 CBC learners will transit to Grade 5 in July 2021.
4. Grade 4 and incoming Form 1 (class 8 graduates) will stay at home as other learners complete their term 3; Resume July 2021.
2021 primary and secondary schools reporting dates- for continuing learners
Given the upsurge of Covid-19 cases in Kenya dubbed the third wave, speculations have risen about when face to face learning in primary and secondary schools in Kenya will resume after the April 2021 holiday.
The Teachers Service Commission has also expressed concern over the low uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine by targetted teachers who are the most vulnerable in a school setting should the government maintain the 2021 term dates.
So far, 50% of the targetted teachers have been vaccinated.
However, Education CS Professor George Magoha has cleared the air on School Reopening dates for Primary and Secondary institutions
School Calendar and term dates Changes 2021
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has said that the 2021-2023 school calendar will not be altered following Covid-19 restrictions.
“On the school calendar, I am leaping forward and hoping that since it looks like the Covid-19 pandemic curve is starting to flatten, there may be no need for now to summon education stakeholders to look afresh at the school calendar,” said Magoha in Kiambu town on Monday while inspecting opening of KCSE exams.
2021 Term Dates- reporting dates for continuing primary and secondary school learners
The CS said that the school calendar remains as it had been decided earlier in the year and the school children will report as it had been decided- May 11, 2021
“By the grace of God the children will come to school the time we said they should come to school,” said Magoha.
KCPE 2021 results analysis
He said that the official knec results for KCPE 2021 exams will be ready in a week’s time as announced earlier.
“Marking and analysis of this particular set of exams is at a very advanced stage now,” noted Magoha.
Form one placement results 2021
Selection of KCPE 2020 candidates and placement to various sub-county, County, extra county and national schools will take place immediately KCPE 2020/21 Knec results are announced.
This exercise is purely based on merit. This explains why the MoE has forewarned principals seven national schools over irregular pre-determined placement of form ones in their schools before the national exercise kicks off.
Click on the following link to read what the ministry said and view the full list of national schools accused of irregular selection of form ones
List of National schools accused of manipulating 2021 form one selection results
Official 2021 form one reporting dates
If everything goes to plan, the July 2021 form one reporting date is likely to be maintained.
Therefore parents should prepare adequately on matters school school fees since the academic year 2021 has been squeezed to accommodate 4 terms instead of three.