Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has declared eight days holiday for schools to allow the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) use the schools as collation centres of the general elections.
Director, Schools Management, Ministry of Education, Borno State, Mr Mustapha Umara, said the holiday would allow eligible staff and students to exercise their civic rights.
The letter titled, ‘Addendum to the school calendar 2022/2023 academic session’, read;
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“I am directed to release an addendum to the 2022/2023 school calendar by declaring eight day holidays during the forthcoming 2023 general elections to enable staff and eligible students exercise their civic rights and allow for the usage of schools as collation centres.
“The eight days holiday is slated between Thursday, February 23 to Wednesday, March 1, 2023 for presidential and national assembly elections and Thursday March 9 to Wednesday March 15, 2023 for governorship and state Assembly elections.
“All schools are to strictly comply with this addendum. ”
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