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.

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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.

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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)

OPENING CLOSING DURATION
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

OPENING CLOSING DURATION
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

OPENING CLOSING DURATION
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

OPENING CLOSING DURATION
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)

OPENING CLOSING DURATION
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
TOTAL 38 weeks

DIPLOMA IN PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION

OPENING CLOSING DURATION
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
TOTAL 38 weeks

Important Details

  1. All schools including schools offering international curriculum will opened fully on 26th July 2021.
  2. All 4 year-olds will join PP1 in July 2021
  3. Grade 4 CBC learners will transit to Grade 5 in July 2021
  4. 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.
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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.

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