In­dian schools board election to be held on Jan­uary 11

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The fifth election to the Board of Di­rec­tors – In­dian Schools in Oman will be held on Jan­uary 11, 2020 as per the Election Com­mis­sion of the Board of Di­rec­tors.

In a press con­fer­ence, Dr Sathish Nam­biar, election com­mis­sioner briefed about the prepa­ra­tions be­ing car­ried out by the com­mis­sion to elect five mem­bers of the Board of Di­rec­tors – In­dian Schools in Oman from the par­ents of stu­dents of In­dian School Mus­cat.

The Election Com­mis­sion of the Board of Di­rec­tors con­sists of the Dr Sathish Nam­biar, election com­mis­sioner and com­mis­sion mem­bers Babu Ra­jen­dran, Sha­keel K M, Pad­mini Atal, and Divesh Loomba.

The Election Com­mis­sion will over­see the en­tire election process un­der the su­per­vi­sion of the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion. Election Com­mis­sion has re­ceived 16 nom­i­na­tions and all nom­i­na­tions have been found el­i­gi­ble to con­test in the election.

‘The can­di­dates will have time to with­draw their nom­i­na­tion till De­cem­ber 25 and the fi­nal list of can­di­dates will be pub­lished on De­cem­ber 26. As many as 5,722 vot­ers are ex­pected to ex­er­cise their fran­chise in the forth­com­ing election,’ the com­mis­sion stated.

Dr Nam­biar said that can­di­dates are al­lowed to use so­cial me­dia through only one post about the strength of their can­di­da­ture. “Apart from the post, the Election Com­mis­sion it­self will pre­pare a hard­copy of the pro­file of can­di­dates and will cir­cu­late the same among all par­ents of In­dian School Mus­cat for their in­for­ma­tion and aware­ness.”

Babu Ra­jen­dran, a mem­ber of the Election Com­mis­sion urged all par­ents to ex­er­cise their fran­chise.

The vot­ing will be held from 8am to 5pm, how­ever, those who are in­side the school for vot­ing be­fore 5pm will be al­lowed to cast their votes.

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Dr Sathish Nam­biar (sec­ond from left) at the press meet

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