KUALA LUMPUR: All schools in the country will be given a special event holiday on Wednesday May 9 in conjunction with polling for the 14th general election on that day, said Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.
He said 6,941 schools will be used as polling centres on that day.
“The holiday is for all schools only. It will be a working day for the state education departments and district education offices,” he said at a press conference after opening the a national conference of school principals here yesterday.
Also present was Education director-general Datuk Dr Amin Senin.
The Election Commission announced the dates for the 14th general election, with nomination set for April 28, early voting for May 5 and polling for May 9, yesterday.
Meanwhile, Dr Amin in a statement said the special event holiday, however, will not see temporary closure of school hostels.
For schools with two sessions, he said the afternoon session on Tuesday May 8 shall be postponed to a later date to enable the EC to make their preparations for the GE14.
“All schools involved are required to give their full cooperation to the EC to ensure the smooth running of the election process,” he added. — Bernama