By Olaide Ayinde
The Bauchi State Government has declared a two-day break for all the state-owned schools ahead of the presidential and national assembly elections on Saturday.
Hajiya Jamila Dahiru, the state commissioner for education, disclosed this at a news conference Thursday in Bauchi.
According to her, the state government has also declared a two-day break for all the state-owned schools ahead of the gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections on March 11.
“Day school students should stay at home on February 24 and 27, 2023, for the presidential elections, and school activities will resume on February 28, 2023.”
“For the gubernatorial elections, day students are to remain at home on Friday, 10th and Monday 13th March 2023.
“School activities are to resume on Tuesday 14th March 2023 while all Boarding School students are to remain in their respective schools during the break,” she said.
Dahiru explained that the reason for the break was to allow the teachers and the parents of the students to make proper preparations ahead of time.
She said the government was conscious that some of the students might be travelling with their parents to their local governments or areas of origin to cast their votes.
“We are also conscious that some of our teachers do participate in the activities of electioneering, and so we want to give them the opportunity to prepare ahead,” she said.
While wishing both the teachers, parents and students a hitch-free election, the commissioner reiterated the government’s commitment to improving the students’ welfare and the provision of qualitative education for the betterment of the state.