MOE 2024 School Calendar—Pre-Primary ‎| Primary ‎| Secondary

MOE 2024 School Calendar—Pre-Primary ‎| Primary ‎| Secondary


The 2023 Education calendar is almost coming to a halt. As we anticipate more educational reforms for the Academic year 2024, the Ministry of Education has officially released the "Official" calendar for the 2024 Academic year. It is essential to mention that this specific press release specifically targets pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools and teacher-training institutions. In this article, we will guide you more about everything you need to know, from term dates to exam periods; we've got you covered.

Let us now get started.

2024 Pre-Primary, Primary, and Secondary School Calendar

Term 1: 8 January 2024, to 5 April 2024

The academic year starts with the first term on 8 January 2024 and concludes after 13 weeks of rigorous learning on 5 April 2024. To break up the term, students will enjoy a brief three-day midterm break from 29 February to 3 March. Additionally, a well-deserved three-week holiday is waiting from 8 April to 26 April, allowing students to recharge their batteries for the upcoming challenges.

Term 2: 29 April 2024 to 2 August 2024

The second term spans 14 weeks, starting on 29 April and ending on 2 August. A highlight of this term is the mid-term break scheduled from 20 June to 23 June. Following this, students will have another three-week holiday from 5 August to 25 August, providing ample time for relaxation and recreational activities.

Term 3: 26 August 2024 to 25 October 2024

The final term of the academic year runs from 26 August to 25 October, paving the way for the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) and Kenya Intermediate Level Education Assessment (KILEA) examinations, scheduled from 28 October to 31 October. Students need to be well-prepared for these assessments.

End-of-Year Break: 28 October 2024 to 3 January 2025

Following the rigorous exams, students can look forward to an extended end-of-year break from 28 October 2024 to 3 January 2025. This break provides an excellent opportunity for students to relax, spend time with family, and engage in enriching activities.

2024 Teachers' Training Colleges Calendar

For aspiring educators attending teacher-training institutions, here's what the academic year holds:

Term 1: 8 January 2024, to 5 April 2024

The first term for teacher-training colleges commences on 8 January 2024 and runs until 5 April 2024. Following this term, trainees will enjoy a well-deserved break from 8 April to 26 April, which marks the spring holiday.

Term 2: 29 April 2024 to 2 August 2024

Term two begins on 29 April and concludes on 2 August, providing aspiring teachers with 14 weeks of intensive training. A summer break awaits trainees from 5 August to 30 August, offering them a chance to rejuvenate before the final term.

Term 3: 26 August 2024 to 8 November 2024

The last term of teacher training spans eleven weeks, commencing on 26 August and concluding on 8 November 2024. After this term, trainees will enjoy an extended December break from 11 November to 3 January 2025 before starting their teaching careers.

SUMMARY: 2024 Schools' Calendar

TermDatesBreaksExam Period
Term 1Jan 8, 2024 - Apr 5, 2024Feb 29 - Mar 3 (Midterm), Apr 8 - Apr 26Oct 28, 2024 - Jan 3, 2025 (End-of-Year)
Term 2Apr 29, 2024 - Aug 2, 2024Jun 20 - Jun 23 (Midterm), Aug 5 - Aug 25
Term 3Aug 26, 2024 - Oct 25, 2024Oct 28, 2024 - Oct 31
End-of-Year BreakOct 28, 2024 - Jan 3, 2025
Teacher Training
Term 1Jan 8, 2024 - Apr 5, 2024Apr 8 - Apr 26 (Spring Break)Nov 11, 2024 - Jan 3, 2025 (Holiday)
Term 2Apr 29, 2024 - Aug 2, 2024Aug 5 - Aug 30 (Summer Break)
Term 3Aug 26, 2024 - Nov 8, 2024

Wrapping-Up

The 2024 academic calendar gives us a glimpse of what the Ministry of Education has in store for our educational institutions. We hope this article has given you all the information you may need for the upcoming academic year. However, note that it still needs to be confirmed if this is the final Revised calendar of what 2024 has in store for us. Keep checking our websites for more updates.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When does the 2024 academic year begin for pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools?

  • The academic year commences on 8 January 2024.

What is the first term for pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools in 2024?

  • The first term spans 13 weeks, concluding on 5 April 2024.

Are there any breaks during the academic year for students?

  • Students will have a three-day midterm break from 29 February to 3 March and a three-week holiday from 8 April to 26 April.

When are the national examinations scheduled for 2024?

  • The Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) and Kenya Intermediate Level Education Assessment (KILEA) examinations will be held from 28 October to 31 October. The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams will run from 4 November to 22.

What is term two for teacher-training colleges in 2024?

  • Term two for teacher-training colleges spans 14 weeks, from 29 April to August 2.

Are there any holidays for teacher trainees during the year?

  • Teacher trainees will have a summer break from 5 August to August 30.

When does the extended December break for teacher training institutions begin and end in 2024?

  • The extended December break for teacher training institutions runs from 11 November to January 3, 2025.

Is there any additional information regarding the 2024 academic calendar?

  • As of now, this comprehensive guide covers all the essential details released by the Ministry of Education for the 2024 academic year.

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