Schools to remain closed for another two weeks

Students of Ratu Sukuna Memorial School earlier this year. Picture: FILE

Schools around the country will be closed for another two weeks.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts, the anticipated school reopening date now is set for Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

“Now that Fiji has zero active cases of COVID-19, it is important that the Ministry use this time to continue its ongoing reevaluation of how to reopen schools across the country in a manner suited to a post-COVID society, especially for those schools requiring rehabilitation due to Tropical Cyclone Harold,” the statement said.

The Ministry said further schooling updates will be announced by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during the launch of the careFIJI app.

“In the interim, students should continue to utilise the supplementary learning resources made available by the Ministry, including worksheets from schools, radio programming, and video lessons on the Walesi education channel.

In addition to keeping their children engaged with these at-home materials, parents and guardians are urged to encourage their children to continue practicing safe hygiene and handwashing, as young Fijians will play a vital role in ensuring the health of our country, now and for generations.”

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