Latest Kenya School Calendar Changes

By | June 8, 2023

2023 School Calendar Changes; Here Are The Latest Changes To This Year’s School Calendar.

2023 School Calendar: The Ministry of Education is charged with the duty of providing term dates for all schools and colleges in the country. Usually, term dates are given at the beginning of every year to run for the whole year. In the term dates, all important dates and events are captured there. In case of any amendments mid-way, communication is done through a circular, either from the Cabinet secretary or from the Principal secretary for education.

The education principal secretary Belio Kipsang has, in a circular announced fresh changes affecting the term 2 school calendar. The changes made are in the term 2 mid-term dates.

In the most recent circular released by the education ministry, term 2 half-term dates have been reviewed. The initial half-term dates were scheduled to run from the 29th of June to the 2nd of July 2023.

However, in the recently released changes, the new half-term dates are set to run from the 27th of June all the way to the 1st of July 2023. The PS made the decision to alter the changes following a request presented to them by Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (KESSHA).

Ministry Of Education Makes Changes In The School Calendar

The heads have an important function to attend to during that period. The heads are set to attend the 46th KESSHA conference. The circular giving details of the above information reads as follows;


Reference is made to a letter Ref. KESSHA/NATCONFF/3/VOL.1/23 dated 26th March 2023 from the National Chairman, Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association on the above subject.

Consequently, the midterm dates for the second term year 2023 have been rescheduled to start from 27th June to 1st July 2023.

All school managers are required to take note and adhere to the changes dates.



After the above changes, now the new term dates are as shown below.

Updated 2023 Kenyan Schools Academic Calendar

In regards to the above-stated changes, all the school heads have been asked to strictly adjust and adhere to the changes. Mid-term is an important event in the school calendar and all schools should be allowed to go for the half term. During this period, learners refresh their minds and come back fresh. No holiday tuition should be conducted.