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OK for schools

Ana Madigibuli
Friday, August 29, 2014

THE Education Ministry has given the green light for schools to be used as polling stations during the September 17 general election.

Education Ministry permanent secretary Basundra Kumar said, the Supervisor of Election, Mohammed Saneem had asked the ministry if schools could be used as polling stations during the election day.

"The Education Ministry has written to the Supervisor of Election informing him that we will co-operate with them and they can use the schools as polling stations," Mrs Kumar said.

"We assure the public that not all schools will be used as polling stations but majority of the schools that the Elections Office wanted to use, we have permitted them to use during the September 17 general election.

"We have even liaised and sent a circular to all our headteachers and principals advising them that they play an important role during September 17 because it is a call for national duty."

Mrs Kumar said election was everybody's business, so headteachers and principals would be of assistance on Tuesday afternoon — the day before the election.

"They will assist if the Supervisor of Election does seek the support from the ministry to set up the classrooms," she said.

"We at the Education Ministry have given the approval but we do not have the definite numbers of schools that the Election Office will use as polling stations during the election."

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