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Schools Closing Date Announced Ahead of National Exams

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Schools Closing Date Announced Ahead of National Exams

The Ministry of Education has published the third term academic calendar in preparation for the National Examinations of 2023.

In a statement published on Friday, September 15, Dr. Bellio Kipsang, principal secretary for basic education, announced that classes will begin on October 30.

The Principal Secretary advised parents to plan accordingly and work with teachers to ensure a smooth examination period for their children.

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According to a statement by Dr. Bellio Kipsang, the Principal Secretary for Basic Education, schools commenced the Third Term of the 2023 academic calendar on August 28, 2023.

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This term runs up to October 27, 2023, in preparation for the national exam season.

During the Third Term, leading up to the commencement of the National Examinations on October 30, 2023, all school activities involving parents and other stakeholders are strictly prohibited.

This measure is to ensure there is enough time for the required preparations.

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DateActivity
August 28, 2023The third term of the 2023 academic year begins.
October 27, 2023End of the Third Term.
October 30, 2023Start of the National Examinations season.
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Kipsang remarked that the government had also taken steps to prevent learning interruptions during the third term.

In addition, he disclosed that the government will release all necessary capitation funds to schools to ensure the calendar’s seamless operation.

The Ministry of Education has secured Ksh16,249,982,722.28 billion in capitation funds from The National Treasury.

The announcement clarifies that these funds await distribution to students in public Primary, Junior, and Secondary schools, with the aim of ensuring the seamless functioning of all school activities.

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Junior Secondary Schools will receive Ksh1.75 billion in capitation funds, while Free Primary Education will receive Ksh1.56 billion, according to PS Kipsang.

Free Day Secondary Education will also receive Ksh12.9 billion in capitation funding.

The Ministry has expressed its commitment to ensuring that schools receive the capitation funds promptly.

The Ministry plans to transfer these funds to the respective school accounts by September 20th, 2023, to facilitate the effective implementation of planned educational activities.

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Furthermore, the Ministry has provided schools with a comprehensive breakdown of the allocated funds and guidelines for their responsible utilization, aligning with government regulations.

The Ministry of Education spent a total of Ksh89.4 billion on capitation for Primary, Junior, and Secondary School education during the 2022/2023 fiscal year.

Financial Allocation:

CategoryAmount (Ksh)
Public Primary Schools1.56 billion
Junior Secondary Schools1.75 billion
Free Day Secondary Education12.9 billion
Total Capitation Funds Received16,249,982,722.28

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Schools Closing Date Announced Ahead of National Exams

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