2022-2023 School Calendar Changes as CS Magoha Shifts this Term’s Mid-Term Break thus affecting Term Dates
Education News Today; Teachers and parents alike have been caught off guard today following CS George Magoha’s directive demanding the closure of all basic learning institutions effective Tuesday, August 2, 2022, to pave way for adequate preparation for the upcoming August poll elections. This, therefore, means that teachers will be grappling with syllabus coverage once the mid-term break is over and parents will be obliged to pick up their children from boarding schools on very short notice.
“As you are all aware, Kenya is scheduled to conduct its general elections on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. Therefore following further consultations, I hereby convey the government’s decision on the closure of ALL basic education institutions effective Tuesday, August 2, 2022, to Wednesday, August 10, 2022, to ensure that preparations and conduct of the upcoming elections are carried out seamlessly,” read the circular in part.
Schools and parents are therefore advised to ensure that learners from all basic institutions proceed on their half-term break effective Tuesday, August 2, 2022, and resume on Thursday, August 11, 2022.
According to CS Magoha, this communication supersedes any earlier communication on the 2022-2023 school calendar and term dates.
The Ministry of education has released the 2022 school calendar (2022 term dates) for all primary and secondary schools in Kenya. In the calendar, all learners will open for term one of 2022 on 25/04/2022. The term will last for 10 weeks with the closing date slated for 1/7/2022.
The Ministry says the revision of the term dates is in a bid to normalize the school calendar which was disrupted by the covid 19 pandemic.
“Following the stakeholders’ consultation, the revised term dates were agreed on in order to cover the remaining two terms of the 2020 school calendar and stabilize the school calendar by December 2020.” Reads a circular by the Ministry of Education titled;
‘RE: SCHOOL CALENDARS FOR YEARS 2020, 2021, 2022, AND 2023- REVISED TERM DATES FOR PRE-PRIMARY, PRIMARY, AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS TRAINING COLLEGES.
2022 TERM DATES FOR ALL LEARNERS
|Activity||Opening Dates||Closing Dates||Duration|
|Term 1||25/04/2022||1/7/2022||10 weeks|
|Half-term Break||26/05/2022||29/5/2022||3 Days|
|Term 2||11/7/2022||16/9/2022||10 weeks|
|Halfterm Break||6/8/2022||13/8/2022||7 Days|
|Term 3||26/09/2022||25/11/2022||9 weeks|
|KCSE||1/12/2022||23/12/2022||3 Weeks, 1 Day|
Co-curricular Activities Calendar 2022/2023 Released; School games are back as the Ministry of Education releases the 2022 sports calendar
After a two-year suspension, school games are making a comeback. After the deadly Covid 19 pandemic in Kenya, the games were halted in March 2020. However, the wait is now over, as the Ministry of Education has released the 2022 school sports calendar.
This comes after a stakeholders’ meeting that was held earlier this year. The decision for games Resumption was arrived at during the four-day caucus attended by the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) officials and their counterparts from the Ministry of Education.
Term one games (which comprise athletics, cross country, basketball, hockey, and handball) will be held in June 2022, according to the released calendar.
Term two games (soccer, netball, volleyball, and racquet games) will, on the other hand, be held in the second term.
The national championship for term one games activities has been scheduled for June 18th to 22nd, 2022, in Kabsabet, Rift Valley Region, and will be preceded by an umpires’ and referees’ clinic on June 14th to 17th, 2022
The Sub counties and counties must complete their term one games by June 14, 2022, according to the calendar.