The Ghana Education Service has declared Wednesday, December 7 an off-day for all Basic and Second Cycle Institutions across the country.

A statement signed by the Director-General of the GES Mr Jacob Kor said the off-day declaration is for teachers and students who are 18 and above to exercise their franchise in their respective polling stations.

In less than 24 hours, Ghana will go to the polls to elect a president and parliamentarians.

Mr Jacob Kor urged all Regional, Metro, Municipal and District Directors of Education to adhere to the directions to allow the teachers and students partake in the exercise.

“Students and teachers are expected to return to their stations and schools for an academic work to progress on Thursday, 8th December, 2016,” the statement added.