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The 2024 School Calendar: Changes and Highlights


The Ministry of Education has officially released the anticipated school calendar for the year 2024. This comprehensive guide outlines the key dates and breaks for each term, marking a return to normalcy after disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Term 1: January 8, 2024 – April 5, 2024

The academic year kicks off on January 8, 2024, with the first term extending until April 5, 2024. During this term, learners can anticipate a three-day half term from February 29 to March 3, followed by a more extended break for the April holiday, starting on April 8 and concluding on April 26.

Term 2: April 29, 2024 – August 2, 2024

The second term spans from April 29 to August 2, 2024, with a scheduled half-term break from June 20 to June 23. Following the term, the August holiday will commence on August 5, lasting until August 23.

Term 3: August 26, 2024 – October 25, 2024

The third term starts on August 26, 2024, and concludes on October 25, 2024. Notably, the earlier closing date for the third term is designed to accommodate national exams.

Insights from Belio Kipsang

Belio Kipsang, the Principal Secretary for Basic Education, emphasized that the 2024 school calendar signifies a return to normalcy, providing stability for learners and educators alike.

Key Dates Summary

TermStart DateEnd DateHalf TermBreak
Term 1January 8, 2024April 5, 2024February 29 – March 3April 8 – April 26
Term 2April 29, 2024August 2, 2024June 20 – June 23August 5 – August 23
Term 3August 26, 2024October 25, 2024N/AN/A
Table 1: 2024 School Calendar Key dates Summary.

Stay informed and plan ahead with these essential dates for the 2024 school calendar.


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