The unexpected shutdown of all Kenyan schools begun on Tuesday, according to Kenya’s education minister, in preparation for the nation’s national elections the following week.
The half-term vacation was originally slated to start on Friday, but Prof. George Magoha ordered the closure a week early and the start of courses again on August 11.
Many schools and parents were taken aback by the statement because some students had already begun their midterm tests.
In Kenya, a lot of public schools serve as voting places during elections.
The epidemic that caused schools to close for more than a year has had a significant impact on the current academic year.