Magoha announces October 2020 as re-opening dates and KCSE, KCPE start day

Magoha announces school re-opening dates and KCSE, KCPE start day


Education CS George Magoha has today (Monday 16th November 2020) announced (updated) the official re-opening of schools dates for primary and secondary schools. He also released the start dates for KCPE and KCSE 2021 examinations as highlighted below.. 

Opening of Primary and Secondary Schools 

Magoha announces October 2020 as re-opening dates and KCSE, KCPE start day
Education Cabinet Secretary Prof George Magoha official re-opening dates and KCSE and KCPE timeline

A brief statement issued by the ministry of education indicates that for primary schools, only Grade 4 and class 8 students will re-open on Monday 12th October 2020 and for secondary schools, only form four students will re-open on Monday 12th October 2020 for second term.

Grade 4, Class 8 and form four students will close on 23rd December 2020 (after 11 weeks). They will then proceed for an holiday of one week between (24th December 2020 to 1st January 2020) before opening for 3rd term on 4th January 2021 and end their third term on 19th March 2021 (after 11 weeks)

Re-opening for other classes

All other classes that had not re-opened by 12th October 2020 from pp1 to form 3 will re-open on 4th January 2021 for second term and close on 9th March 2021. They will then proceed for a 7 weeks holiday to allow KCPE and KCSE candidates do their national examinations.

Read more on: the Revised School Calendar.

KCSE and KCPE 2021 exam start dates 

Current class eight students will sit for their KCPE examination starting on 22nd March 2021 and end on March 24, 2021, while 2020 form four students will start their national examinations on 25th March 2021 and end on 16th April 2021 

Re-opening of Universities, Colleges, and TVET 

In an update we published on 29th September 2020, the ministry of education had indicated that Universities, Colleges, and TVET would re-open starting from 5th October 2020. Most Universities have already re-opened for final year students. Some Universities like Kenyatta University, Moi University, JKUAT (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology), etc. have also announced dates when students in other years (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.) will re-open.

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10 responses

  1. Stanley Otieno Avatar
    Stanley Otieno

    What about fee payment

  2. Mohamed Avatar
    Mohamed

    It’s not good to at this year for preparation of the student and parent

  3. Collins Avatar
    Collins

    That’s a good time table but how will they corp up with the current class 8 and form 1

  4. Nabende Avatar
    Nabende

    Parents ard worried because as soon as their children started reopening school had the pandemic increase try to obey measures

  5. Mahat Wala Avatar
    Mahat Wala

    For the betterment of the parents and students the schools should open freshly next year and students should start fresh work thanks

    1. Abdi Avatar
      Abdi

      For better prevention for students and teachers schools should be reopened freshly next year

  6. Banjuu Avatar
    Banjuu

    Its good that schools is reopen back

  7. Shadrack Avatar
    Shadrack

    When are the other classes opening schools please?

  8. Brian krop Avatar
    Brian krop

    according to me the cs for education is right to reopen the schools but he should be careful because student’s parents are not ready for the same so the school should be opened next year for a new and good start…Thank you

  9. hillary Avatar
    hillary

    WHAT about fee payment as far as pandemic is concerned

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