Election Day not holiday - GES warns school heads

A statement signed by Director of Public Relations, Rev Jonathan Bettey, directed all educational workers, teachers and students to work on Election Day.

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The warning follows speculation that December 7 has been declared a public holiday to enable students who are 18 years and have registered to vote.

A statement signed by Director of Public Relations of GES, Rev Jonathan Bettey, directed all educational workers, teachers and students to work on Election Day.

"It is to be noted that Wednesday, 7th December, 2016 is not a holiday, therefore all teachers, students and educational workers are supposed to be at post after voting.”

“Pupils and students under 18 years are not expected to be in and around the polling stations across the country,” the statement said.

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