The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has instructed heads of schools to abide by the Ministry of Education’s directive on school fees and avoid putting an unnecessary burden on parents by imposing unnecessary levies.
TSC Dr. Nancy Macharia has revealed that the Commission will punish heads of schools who are not following guidelines on school fees. According to Dr. Macharia the Commission is carrying out investigations on the same.
“TSC is investigating a few allegations that some teachers are not complying with the directives of the Government on fees. Action will be taken on those who will be found culpable of the offense,” said the TSC CEO Dr. Nancy Macharia.
There have been many complaints and pleas from parents across the country concerning the worsening state of the economy that led to the government reducing schools fees by Sh. 8,500 shillings.
Thismeans that national schools will now be paying Sh. 45,054 while extra-county and county schools shall pay Sh. 35,035 school fees.
“I am directing that all heads of schools take to STP-rated school fees. Some teachers are not complying with government directives on schools fees. Action will be taken on those found flouting the directive,” said Dr. Macharia.
All institutions of basic education (primary and secondary) reopened on Monday the 26th of July for the First Term of the 2021 academic year. The 2021 academic year is set to last for a duration of 30 weeks. Normally, an academic year normally runs for 39 weeks. The 2021 academic year will run from July to March 2022.
The calendar had to undergo read-justments following the prolonged closure of all learning institutions to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Schools were closed in March 2020 following the reporting of the first case of COVID-19 in the country.
According to the current academic calendar, the first term will run from the 26th of July 2021 to the 1st of October 2021, representing a period of 10 weeks. The half-term break will run for three days between the 26th to the 29th of August 2021.
PRE-PRIMARY, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
2020 SCHOOL CALENDAR
TERM 2 & 3 SCHEDULE FOR CONTINUING LEARNERS (PP1 & 2, Grade 1-3, Class 1-3 5-7 and Form 1-3)
|Term 2||4th January, 2021||19th March, 2021||11 weeks|
|Holiday||20th March, 2021||9th May, 2021||7 weeks|
|Term 3||10th May, 2021||16th July, 2021||10 weeks|
|Half-Term Break||3rd June, 2021||7th June, 2021||3 days|
|Holiday||17th July, 2021||25th July, 2021||week|
2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR
|Term 1||26th July, 2021||1st October, 2021||10 weeks|
|Half Term Break||26th August, 2021||29th August, 2021||3 Days|
|Holiday||2nd October, 2021||10th October, 2021||1week|
|Term 2||11th October, 2021||23rd December, 2021||11 weeks|
|Holiday||24th December, 2021||2nd January, 2022||10 days|
|Term 3||3rd January, 2022||4th March 2022||9 weeks|
|Holiday||5th March, 2022||24th April, 2022||7 weeks|
|KCPE Period||7th March, 2022||10th March 2022||4 Days|
|KCSE Period||11th March, 2022||1st April, 2022||3 weeks|
|KCSE Marking||4th April, 2022||22nd April, 2022||3 weeks|
2022 SCHOOL CALENDAR
|Term 1||25th April, 2022||1st July, 2022||10 weeks|
|Half Term Break||26th May 2022||29th May 2022||3 days|
|Holiday||2nd July 2022||10th July 2022||1 week|
|Term 2||11th July 2022||16th September 2022||10 weeks|
|Half Term Break||6th August 2022||13th August 2022||1 week|
|Holiday||17th September 2022||25th September 2022||1 week|
|Term 3||26th September 2022||25th November 2022||9 weeks|
|Holiday||26th November 2022||22nd January 2023||7 weeks|
|KCPE Period||28th November 2022||1st December 2022||4 days|
|KCSE Period||1st December 2022||23rd December 2022||3 weeks|
|KCSE Marking||2nd January 2023||20th January 2023||3 weeks|
2023 SCHOOL CALENDAR
|Term 1||23rd January 2023||21st April 2023||13 weeks|
|Half Term Break||23rd March 2023||26th March 2023||3 Days|
|Holiday||22nd March 2023||7th May 2023||2 weeks|
|Term 2||8th May 2023||11th August 2023||13 weeks|
|Half Term Break||29th June 2023||2nd July 2023||3 days|
|Holiday||12th August 2023||27th August 2023||2 weeks|
|Term 3||28th August 2023||3rd November 2023||10 weeks|
|KCPE||6th November 2023||9th November 2023||4 days|
|KCSE||10th November 2023||1st December 2023||3 weeks|
TEACHER TRAINING COLLEGES
DIPLOMA IN TEACHER EDUCATION (SECONDARY)
|Term 1||4th January 2021||2nd April 2021||13 weeks|
|Term 2||3rd May 2021||6th August 2021||14 weeks|
|Term 3||30th August 2021||12th November 2021||11 weeks|
DIPLOMA IN PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION
|Term 1||3rd May 2021||6th August 2021||14 weeks|
|Term 2||30th August 2021||12th November 2021||11 weeks|
|Term 3||3rd January 2022||1st April 2022||13 weeks|
- All schools including schools offering international curriculum will opened fully on 26th July 2021.
- All 4 year-olds will join PP1 in July 2021
- Grade 4 CBC learners will transit to Grade 5 in July 2021
- Grade 4 and incoming Form 1 (class 8 graduates) will stay at home as other learners complete their term 3; Resume July 2021he Ministry of Education has asked all field Education officers to adhere to these dates and give guidance to the stakeholders.
County Directors of Education are also directed to produce enough copies of the circular for all field officers and Basic Education Institutions under their jurisdiction.