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Schools to remain open during election season

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The federal government has directed that all schools from the primary to the tertiary level should remain open during the general elections, reports Punch.

The decision was reached at a meeting between the federal government and the 36 states Commissioners for Education, including the F.C.T. Education Secretary.

The meeting presided over by the Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau, agreed that no holiday should be declared for the elections considering the fact that schools have lost much ground following their closure to prevent the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

Shekarau promised write the state governments to ensure that adequate security are provided for boarding institutions marked as polling units for the elections.

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