A ballot box filled with ballot is pictured before being counted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at a polling station in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Abuja - The federal government is contemplating closing all schools across the country to allow for hitch-free conduct of the February general elections, reports Tribune.
The Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau and the state commissioners for education from the 36 states of the federation are expected to meet on Monday to deliberate on whether to shut down schools before the commencement of the election.Also read: Perpetrators of violence in Nigeria will be denied US visas
The closure of the schools would prevent the students from being exposed to pre and post-elections violence.
Shekarau denied that the federal government had unilaterally ordered closure of schools nationwide for two weeks.
Read more at Tribune.
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