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Parents urged to contact their children’s schools directly

All parents and guardians in the Western, Northern and Central Divisions are urged to contact their children’s schools directly to determine whether or not schools are scheduled for re-opening today.   The Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management Permanent Secretary, Mr Meleti Banimarama said in a statement that schools that are […]

Peni Shute

April 5, 2016 9:14 am

All parents and guardians in the Western, Northern and Central Divisions are urged to contact their children’s schools directly to determine whether or not schools are scheduled for re-opening today.  

The Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management Permanent Secretary, Mr Meleti Banimarama said in a statement that schools that are currently in use as evacuation centres will remain closed until arrangements can be made for families seeking shelter at these centres.

The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Rural & Maritime Development & National Disaster Management, Mr Meleti Bainimarama during a press conference this afternoon. (Ashutosh Singh/Newswire).
The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Rural & Maritime Development & National Disaster Management, Mr Meleti Bainimarama during a press conference. (Ashutosh Singh/Newswire).

Mr. Bainimarama said the Ministry of National Disaster Management and the Ministry of Education are working together to ensure the safety of students whose schools will re-open tomorrow and are advising  that all school officials exercise caution and discretion for schools that need to remain closed.

He added that all parents and guardians should make alternative arrangements for their children if their schools are not re-opening.

For safety reasons, it is important that your children remain under adult supervision during the day.

All parents and guardians should also closely monitor weather reports to receive updates on the weather situation

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