School holidays brought forward
April 19, 2021 1:00 pm
All schools will be closed from tomorrow for the next three weeks says Minister for Education Rosy Akbar.
Akbar confirms the Term One school holidays have been brought forward and the Ministry will be making further announcements in due course.
Akbar says the safety and well-being of all children and teachers are paramount.
She adds this is a precautionary measure against COVID-19 and the recent cases.
The Minister is urging all parents to encourage good hygiene practices at home and to ensure the movement of their children is restricted.
Akbar adds they should preferably remain at home.
Akbar has also clarified that government Subsidized Student E-Transport Cards will be restricted during this period.
She is reminding students to use the Term One School Holidays to revise, relax and prepare for the new term while observing all COVID-19 precautionary measures.
The Minister says all prior approvals given to schools by the Permanent Secretary for extra-curricular activities are now suspended until further notice.
Akbar says the Heads of Schools are advised to make necessary arrangements for the safe return of their students including those in boarding schools as per Ministry guideline.