The Borno State Ministry of Education has declared an eight-day holiday for schools across the state.
This was disclosed in a letter signed by the Director, Schools Management, Ministry of Education, Borno State, Mr Mustapha Umara.
Umara explained that the holiday is aimed at allowing eligible staff and students to exercise their civic rights.
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 are slated between Thursday 23, February to Wednesday 1st, March 2023 for presidential and national assembly elections.
“Thursday 9, March to Wednesday 15, March 2023 for governorship and State Assembly elections.
All schools are to strictly comply with this addendum.”