The 2022 academic year has been adjusted by the MoE to have four terms and five national examinations i.e two KCPE, two KCSE of which one kcse and one kcpe exams scheduled to end in March and April 2022 and one Assessment for pioneer class of the new competence based curriculum who will be completing Grade 6.

The third term of the academic year 2021 started on January 3rd, 2022 and ended on March 4th 2022 that paved way for the 2021 KCPE and KCSE exams . KCPE Examinations were completed on 9th March as KCSE Examinations are also expected to end on 1st April 2022.

Term 1 of 2022 will start on the 25th day of the month of April. There shall be a three-day mid term break between 26th May and 29th May 2022 .


Guidelines on Opening Dates Closing Dates Duration

Term 1

Opening date. Closing date

25/04/2022. 1/7/2022 10 weeks

Half term Break term 1 2022

26/05/2022. 29/5/2022 3 Days

Holiday term 1

2/7/2022 to 10/7/2022 1 week

Term 2


11/7/2022. to 16/9/2022. 10 weeks

Half term Break

11/8/2022. To 14/8/2022 3 Days

(Adjustment expected here by Moe to cater for Elections in Kenya)


From 17/09/2022. To 25/9/2022 1week

Term 3


26/09/2022 to 25/11/2022 9 weeks

KCPE Examinations

28/11/2022. to 1/12/2022 4 Day

KCSE Examinations

1/12/2022. To 23/12/2022 3 Weeks, 1 Day


2/1/2023 to 20/1/2023 3 Weeks

The first term will end on the 2nd June to pave way for short holiday be concluded on 10th June 2022.

Second term of the year 2022 will start on 11th June and end on 16th of September 2022. This term will also have 10 weeks and a three-day mid term break that will be between 11th August and 14th August 2022.

Final term of 2022 will kick off on 26th September and end on 25th November 2022 to pave way for National examination both KCPE and KCSE.

Then KCPE 2022 will start on 28th November and end on 1st December 2022.

KCSE for 2022 will start on 1st December and end on 23rd December 2022.

The national kcse Marking exercise will take place between 2nd January 2023 and 20th January 2023.

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