Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule has approved a break for tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools across the 13 local government areas of the state ahead of the general elections.
A statement signed by Mr Muhammad Sani-Bala, Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Education, and obtained by Daily Trust in Lafia, the state capital on Wednesday, said the break would commence from February 23 to 28, and March 9 to 14.
He directed principals of boarding schools to take proper records of students leaving for the break and those staying behind.
He urged parents, guardians, chief evaluation officers, principals, head teachers and proprietors of private schools as well as the general public to take note of the development.
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In a related development, the Kogi State government has declared today and tomorrow as work-free days in the state to enable workers to travel out and vote on Saturday.
This was contained in a statement signed by the state Head of Civil Service, Mrs Odiyo O. Hannah, which was made available to newsmen in Lokoja on Wednesday.
“We value the public/civil servants and appreciate their support and cooperation all the while,” the statement read.
From Umar Muhammed (Lafia) & Tijani Labaran (Lokoja)
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