Schools to remain closed today

March 21, 2024 7:07 am

[Source: Fiji Police Force/Facebook]

All schools except the schools in Rotuma will remain closed today.

This has been confirmed by the Ministry of Education Permanent Secretary Selina Kuruleca.

She says the National Disaster Management Office’s advice is that the torrential rain band will continue, thus, schools remain closed for another day.

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She says this adverse weather has impacted public roads and transportation as rivers are expected to be flooded again.

She adds the risk of further landslips and landslides is also an area of grave concern.

Kuruleca emphasizes the importance for all Heads of Schools to strategize on ways to make up for lost teaching and learning time once schools reopen.

She is urging parents and guardians to remain vigilant and ensure that children remain indoors.

Meanwhile, all Fiji National University and University of the South Pacific Campuses are also closed today till further notice.

Non-essential services staff are requested to work from home and course coordinators are requested to contact their students for affected classes.

All staff and students should keep themselves updated with the latest advisories from the Fiji Metrological Service.