All government, semi-government and private schools are closed from 07 to 09 January for the Presidential election, the Education Ministry said. Schools will re-open on 12 January .
The schools where GCE Ordinary Level Examination answer scripts are marked will also commence their new academic year on Monday.
48 schools which will house police officers providing security during the visit of Pope Francis will be closed from 11 to 15 January.
The schools will re-open on January 16, Schools for new Grade One students will commence on 19 January the Education Ministry said.