The Borno State Ministry of Education has declared an eight-day holiday for schools across the state ahead of the forthcoming 2023 general elections.

This was contained in a letter signed by the Director, of Schools Management, Ministry of Education, Borno State,  Mr. Mustapha Umara.

He explained that the holiday would allow eligible staff and students to exercise their civic rights.

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The letter titled, ‘Addendum to the school calendar 2022/2023 academic session’, read,  “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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