The Ghana Education Service (GES) declares December 7 (election day) as “day off” for students and teachers in basic schools across the country.
This is to enable both students and teachers who will be voting and playing special roles on election day do so without fear of missing out work/study.
Earlier last week, the GES stated that the Elections Day was not a holiday for educational workers.
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However, this was met by criticisms from the public who raised various concerns regarding the fact that some teachers will play special roles on the day among others.
But the Public Relations Officer of GES, Rev. Jonathan Bettey in an interview with Citi News said, the Service had to reconsider the decision after concerns were raised by various stakeholders including the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT).
He added that this will not affect the academic calendar since measures had been put in place.
He also said that students are to report to school on Thursday, December 8 2016.
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