It is now becoming increasingly evident that 2022 is anticipated to be a highly unusual year in the educational calendar in the republic of Kenya.
In accordance with the ministry of education’s circular that was recently released, all students are expected to complete four terms in a calendar year as opposed to the regular three terms.
Since the government is attempting to make up for the time lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in the closure of schools for more than 8 months in 2020, this move has been put into place.
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The majority of students have recently returned to their various schools to finish the second term of 2022, which is due to expire on September 10th.
This means that term two in 2022 will last for 10 weeks and that students will break for the summer on September 16 before returning on April 27 following a nearly one-week break.
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Class eight candidates will take their national exams between November 28 and December 1, while form four students will take their final national exams between December 1 and 23, which will continue for three weeks. Unlike previous years when the schedule was standard, official closure dates may be in October, with a two-month holiday in between class eight and form four’s National Exams.
The ministry of education created a calendar this time that every stakeholder should be aware of and prepare for, hence the change in dates.
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The third term will last for ten weeks, ending on September 16th. The third term of 2022 will begin on September 26 and last for nine weeks, ending on November 25.
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