2023 Elections: Ebonyi Govt Declares 3-Weeks Public Holidays For Primary, Secondary School
By Joyce Onuora, Abakaliki
Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, Ebonyi State Government, under the leadership of Governor David Umahi, has declared public holidays for all public and private primary and secondary schools, with effect from February 22, 2023.
The Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Hon. Uchenna Orji who briefed Newsmen on the decisions of State Executive Council meeting at Exco Chamber, New Government Abakaliki yesterday, resumption and learning would commence again at the various schools on March 15.
According to the Commissioner, th essence of the holidays for students in the State is to enable eligible voters exercise their civic rights in the forthcoming general elections, slated for February 25 and March 11, 2023.a
The Statement reads in part:
“Exco considered a memo presented by the Honourable Commissioner for Education requesting Exco to declare Public Holidays for the purpose of the forthcoming General Elections to enable the students and eligible voters exercise their civic rights. Exco noted the reason behind the considerations sought, especially the security considerations and the sensitiveness of the 2023 General Elections.
“Exco approved the request and directed that for the sake of the civic rights of the students and security considerations, all public and private primary and secondary schools shall observe Public Holidays effective 22nd February, 2023 from 4pm and resume by 8 am of 15th March, 2023 and that the school academic session be extended by 3 weeks to make up for the lost academic period.”