Schools closed during parliamentary elections

Ahram Online, Thursday 17 Nov 2011

The Ministry of Education has announced that schools will be closed on election days

Minister of Education Ahmed Gamal El-Din Mousa has declared 28 November, elections day, a no-school day in all governorates conducting the poll. 
 
Mousa added that schools will be closed on repeat days as well. 
 
The first stage of Egypt's parilamentary elections will be held 28 November 2011 and will include the nine governorates of Cairo, Fayoum, Port Said, Damietta, Alexandria, Kafr El-Sheikh, Assiut, Luxor and the Red Sea. The repeat day is 5 December. 
 
The second stage will be held on 14 December 2011, and will include the nine governorates of Giza, Beni Suef, Menoufiya, Sharqiya, Ismailiya, Suez, Beheira, Sohag and Aswan. The repeat day for those governorates is 21 December. 
 
The third and final stage will be held on 3 January 2012, and will include the nine governorates of Minya, Qalioubiya, Gharbiya, Daqahliya, North Sinai, South Sinai, Marsa Matrouh, Qena and New Valley. The repeat day is 10 January. 
 
There are 12,557 schools across the nation that will be affected by the upcoming parliamentary elections. 
 
According to official statistics of the Ministry of Education, there are 1,115 schools in Cairo, 1,675 in Alexandria, 1,776 in Port Said, 1,854 in Suez, 2,254 in Damietta, 3,361 in Daqhaleya, and 3,900 in Sharqiya.
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