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Schools to remain closed until June

April 16, 2020 4:29 pm

Schools will remain closed until June confirms Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

Schools were scheduled to open next week Monday.

Bainimarama says the break has been extended recognizing that this virus will be part of our lives for the foreseeable future, and they must plan accordingly.

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He says the date schools reopen is subject to change based on the situation on the ground at the time.

He says the Education Ministry will continue to ensure that learning materials are distributed for at-home schooling, technology will be impact fully utilised, teachers and parents will be engaged and how students can utilise this as an opportunity for up-skilling and professional development.

Meanwhile, Education Minister Rosy Akbar says once the school will resume then internal examinations will be conducted for Year one to Year eight.

“Literacy and numeracy examination for year five and seven and standard examinations for year nine and eleven and of course external examinations for year 12 and 13. We stress that these are extra ordinary times and parental guidance, supervision and monitoring of children is paramount.”

Akbar says students will now be able to access the Walesi free to air educational channel from Monday 27th April.

She says this has been done for the safety of the children.

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