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Kogi declares public holiday for schools ahead election


The Kogi State Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology, has declared Friday, Nov. 15, as a public holiday for all schools in the state.

A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr. Eric Aina, directed all public and private schools to proceed on holiday from Nov. 15, 2019, towards the Nov. 16 elections in the state.

According to Aina, the break was to ensure that all students and pupils are united with their families during the election. He said that schools would resume academic activities on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019.

“All parents, school heads, teachers and stakeholders in the education sector are enjoined to take note and observe the break accordingly,” he said.

The governorship election will hold across the state, while a rerun National Assembly election would hold at Kogi West senatorial districts the same day on Saturday, Nov. 16.

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