Ministry of Education Shakes Up Term 2: New Dates Announced!

In a circular dated April 24th, 2023, the Principal Secretary for Basic Education, Belio Kipsang, spilled the beans about changes to the second term mid-term dates. It’s like they decided to mix things up and add a pinch of surprise to our academic lives.

So, here’s the scoop. Initially, the mid-term break was supposed to happen from June 29th to July 2nd. But hold your textbooks, because PS Belio Kipsang swooped in and made some adjustments. Now, the mid-term break will take place from June 27th to July 1st, 2023. A little shift in the calendar, just for fun.

Why the sudden change, you ask? Well, it seems like the Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (KESSHA) had a little request. Their chairman, Kahi Indimuli, pleaded with the PS to tweak the dates so that they could attend the prestigious KESSHA conference. It’s like they wanted to have their academic cake and eat it too!

In a letter from the KESSHA chairman, he humbly asked for an extension of the mid-term dates to accommodate the 46th KESSHA conference. And guess what? The Ministry of Education listened. They recognized the importance of the conference in allowing school managers to review and share their experiences in running schools. It’s like a big educational party that they couldn’t miss!

And so, the Ministry made the decision to reschedule the mid-term dates for the second term of 2023. Mark your calendars, folks, because it’s now set for June 27th to July 1st, 2023. It’s like a mini-vacation in the midst of all the academic hustle and bustle.

Of course, this means that all school managers need to take note of the changes and adjust their plans accordingly. It’s like a game of musical chairs, but with term dates instead. As they say, flexibility is key in the world of education.

Oh, and did I mention that this term is going to be a long one? Yep, you heard me right. With the previous term being a solid 13 weeks, learners and teachers are going to have to roll up their sleeves and give it their all to ensure this term is a roaring success. It’s like an academic marathon, but with a glorious finish line in sight.


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