August 23, 2016 7:00 am

Third term of school resumes today

Schools around the country will be open for normal classes today as the third term of school resumes. The Minister for Education, Heritage, and Arts Dr. Mahendra Reddy confirmed this in a public advisory from the Department of Information last night. REDDY: “All parents, students and staff are hereby advised that all schools will be open […]

Schools around the country will be open for normal classes today as the third term of school resumes.

Education minister Dr Mahendra Reddy. (Peni Shute/Newswire)
Education minister Dr Mahendra Reddy. (Peni Shute/Newswire)

The Minister for Education, Heritage, and Arts Dr. Mahendra Reddy confirmed this in a public advisory from the Department of Information last night.

REDDY: “All parents, students and staff are hereby advised that all schools will be open for normal classes tomorrow (today)Tuesday : 23rd August, 2016.”

Minister Reddy said students must report to school.

REDDY: “This means that all students must also report to school at the normal time tomorrow.  Classes will resume on normal time.”

The duration of the third term of school is for fourteen weeks, which ends on the 25th of November, this year.

Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary for Education, Heritage & Arts, Mr Iowane Tiko released a circular regarding a formal note to affirm the 2017 School Term Dates.

The details for the 2017 school term are as follows:

TERM DATES WEEKS
TERM 1 16/01/2017- 21/04/2017 [14 weeks]
Term 1 Holidays 22/04/2017- 07/05/2017 [2 weeks]
TERM 2 08/05/2017 – 11/08/2017 [14 weeks]
Term 2 Holidays 12/08/2017- 27/08/2017 [2 weeks]
TERM 3 28/08/2017- 24/11/2017 [13 weeks]
Term 3 Holidays 25/11/2017-15/01/2018 [7 weeks]