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Schools closed due to TC alert

January 9, 2022 10:14 am

All schools will be closed until the weather situation clears.

The Ministry of Education says due to flooding in several parts of the country and further flooding expected in the next few days, the Ministry at the advice of the National Disaster Management Office has come to the decision to close the schools.

The Ministry will review the situation on a daily basis and will make appropriate announcements on the resumption of schools in due course.

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Education Permanent Secretary, Doctor Anjeela Jokhan confirms that all boarding students are to remain in school under the supervision of the Heads of Schools.

Dr Jokhan has also confirmed that schools will be used as evacuation centres as and when the need arises.

“We have met with NDMO and the disaster emergency team and in light of the floods being experienced in various parts of the country, and of course the weather is going to be bad for the next few days – it is safest that children stay home. And of course teachers those who are able to come to school and not restricted by floodwaters should report to school.”

Students are requested to continue their revision.

Years 12 and 13 revision lessons prepared by the Ministry will be replayed on the Walesi Education Channel.

The Ministry says teachers who are unable to travel to school due to flooding can work from home adding that all other teachers are to report to school.

The Ministry is also requesting parents to supervise their children and keep them away from flooded areas as heavy rain is expected across the country.

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