The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana has announced that it will embark on a two-day voters registration exercise of final year Senior High School students.
The exercise, according to the election management body, will commence on Friday, July 10, 2020 and ends on Saturday, July 11, 2020.
Registration officials are therefore expected to be deployed nationwide to all Senior High Schools that do not have polling stations (registration centres) within the school and register eligible students who have attained the age of 18 and above.
The exercise, forms part of the ongoing voters ID registration exercise.
According to the EC, the decision was reached at an emergency Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting held in Accra on Thursday, July 9, 2020.
The move comes after it received a letter from the Ghana Education Service asking how the Commission will find ways of registering the final year students.
After consultation with the GES, the EC called the emergency IPAC meeting to brief the political parties on its plan to register the students in the school.
The EC noted that though the registration centres have not been gazetted it will find a way of dealing with that issue.
However, the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC), politicoghana.com understands, strongly disagreed with the EC’s decision, but the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) represented by its General Secretary, John Boadu agreed with the election management body after listening to its cogent reasons.