Ahead of the forthcoming general elections, the Yobe State government through the State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has declared an 18 days holiday for schools across the state.
This was contained in a letter signed by the Director, Schools Management, Bukar Modu which also indicated that the holiday is to enable students and teachers exercise their civic rights in the forthcoming elections.
Titled, “Approved Yobe State School Calendar for 2022-2023 Academic Session”, the 18 Days holiday according to the letter is slated for 23rd February 2023 to 13th March 2023.
“The 18 Days break is in consideration of the distance of some students, especially exchange program students.
“However, 10 days out of the 18 Days given will be slashed from the Third Term holiday and thus the holiday will be 8 days only.
“To recover the 10 days, students are to break for the Third Term holiday from Tuesday 15th August instead of Friday 4th August 2023 as earlier scheduled in the Calendar”, it explained.
The Director of the Schools Management Board in the letter cautioned students not to allow themselves be used as thugs, stressing that the Yobe State Government is committed to their welfare and will continue to provide qualitative education.