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Ministry of Education releases term dates for 2024 school academic calender

The Ministry of Education unveils the 2024 school academic calendar for pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools as well as teachers’ training colleges.

In a statement on Friday, October 13, the ministry announced that pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools will open for their first term on January 8, 2024, and have thirteen weeks of learning before closing on April 5, 2024.

The schools will however break for half term from February 29, 2024, to March 3, 2024.

Term two will run for 14 weeks, commencing on April 29 and ending on August 2, with half term set for June 20-23.

The learners will afterwards go on holiday for another three weeks beginning August 5-25.

The final term of the year will last 9 weeks from August 26 to October 25, paving the way for the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) and Kenya Intermediate Level Education Assessment (KILEA) examinations from October 28-31.

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The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams will afterwards run from November 4-22, amid the long December holiday that will run from October 28 to January 3, 2025.

The teachers’ training colleges, on the other hand, will open for term one from January 8 to April 5, and thereafter head on holidays from April 8-26.

Term two will open on April 29 and go until August 2, with the holidays thereafter scheduled for August 5-30.

The final term will go for 11 weeks from August 26 to November 8, before the long December holidays set for November 11 to January 3, 2025.

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