GES Grants Permission for SHS/SHTS Students to Participate in Limited Voter Registration Exercise - Onlinetimesgh

GES Grants Permission for SHS/SHTS Students to Participate in Limited Voter Registration Exercise

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has granted Senior High/Senior High Technical Schools (SHS/SHTS) students aged 18 and above 4 days to participate in the upcoming limited voter registration exercise.

The exercise which is expected to commence on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, and conclude on Monday, May 27, 2024, aims to facilitate voter registration across the nation.

“Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has granted permission to Senior High/Senior High Technical Schools (SHS/SHTS) students who have attained 18 and above to go home and partake in the limited voter registration exercise scheduled to commence on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 and ends on Monday, May 27, 2024.”

The decision, according to GES, is in line with the constitutional right of all Ghanaian citizens to exercise their franchise.

In a statement, GES has directed Regional Directors of Education to communicate the information to all Heads of Second Cycle Institutions within their jurisdiction.

“Regional Directors are kindly requested to communicate this information to all Heads of SHS/SHTS within their jurisdiction for compliance.”

According to the Electoral Commission (EC), the registration will take place at its district offices and in remote electoral areas. Recognizing the constitutional right of all Ghanaian citizens to vote.

“According to the Electoral Commission (EC), the exercise will be conducted at its district offices and in difficult-to-access electoral areas across the country.”

 

Below is the full press release

 

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