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Kenya Ministry adjusts 2023 national exams timetable

June 01, 2023

Original Article:

The Ministry of Education has adjusted the 2023 school calendar, making changes to the duration of the national exams.

According to a circular signed by Early Learning and Basic Education PS Belio Kipsang, students will break for half term from March 16 to March 19.

Initially, the learners were to break on March 23 and resume on March 26.

The circular was copied to Education CS Ezekiel Machogu, TSC Secretary Nancy Macharia and KNEC CEO David Njengere.

"KCPE and KPSEA will begin on November 30 and end on November 2," the circular reads.

This means the exam will take four days just like the initial calendar.

Students writing KCSE will also sit the exams from November 3 to November 24.

This takes 21 days, the initial calendar showed KCSE would take place from November 10 to December 1.

"KCSE marking will begin on November 27 to December 15," the circular reads.

The first term will have 13 weeks, second term 14 weeks and third term will be the shortest with 10 weeks.

Students will break from October 28 to January  8, initially, they were supposed to get two months' break from November 3 till 2024.


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