The Kano State Government on Thursday closed its secondary schools to enable students who attained the age of 18 years to partake in the Continous Voter Registration (CVR) by INEC.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that INEC in the state, had set aside between Nov. 12 and Nov. 17 for the registration of those who had not registered before but now reached 18 years of age.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Assistant Director of Information of the state Ministry of Education, Hajiya Hadiza Habib, and made available to NAN in Kano.
According to the statement, the decision is necessary to allow students who are now eligible to exercise their civic responsibilities.
It directed parents whose children were in boarding schools to pick their wards and return them on Nov.19.
It called on the eligible students to make the best use of the opportunity and participate fully in the exercise.
The statement, however, advised parents to ensure that their wards returned to school as scheduled as disciplinary measures would be taken against truant students.