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Ministry of Education releases 2024 school dates

Learners across the country will resume school on 8th January 2024 after a 10 week holiday according to the term dates released by the Ministry of Education.

Pre-primary, primary and secondary schools will have a 13-week first term and a half term for 3 days between 29th February, 2024 and 3rd March, 2024. Learners will proceed for April holiday on 8th April, 2023 to 26th April, 2024.

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Term two will run for 14 weeks, starting on 29th April to 2nd August, 2024 with the half term set for 20th – 23rd August, 2024.

The third term will be the shortest with only 9 weeks, commencing on 26th August to 25th October, 2024. Leaners will then break for December holidays and resume on 3rd January, 2025.

Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) and Kenya Intermediate Education Assessment (KILEA) examinations will begin on 28th October to 31st October, 2024.

The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations will follow on 4th November to 22nd November, 2024.

On the other hand, teachers’ training colleges will kick off the first term on 8th January aend on 5th April, 2024 and thereafter head on holidays from 8th to 26th April 2024.

The second term will begin on 29th April to 2nd August 2024 while the final term will begin on 26th August to 8th November, 2024.

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