Public schools in Guyana to be closed for LGE

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMarch 18 is not a holiday – Gov’t declaresMarch 10, 2016In “Politics”PPP will contest LGE but still wants Surujbally removedAugust 18, 2015In “Politics”Early closure of schools due to Local Government ElectionsMarch 9, 2016In “latest news” School children at the National Launch of the HPV VaccineAll public schools in Guyana will be closed on Monday, November 12, to facilitate the holding of the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE).This was announced by Public Relations Officer of the Education Ministry, Brushell Blackman who revealed that several schools are to used as polling stations.However, the closure will only last for the day and all schools will resume the following day.It was also revealed that teachers will be tasked with performing the functions of the various officials for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) at these stations.Local Government Elections will be held across the country on Monday where citizens will be given the chance to select individuals in the community to represent them.  Once elected, these persons will be responsible for ensuring that the needs of the constituencies are fulfilled.The elections would have commenced with Nomination Day on September 21, where the candidates would have entered the elections arena under their respective political party or as independent candidates. read more