The Ministry of Education this evening said that forty-two schools in Georgetown and one on the East Coast of Demerara will remain closed on Thursday, November 28th following flooding today from heavy rainfall over the last 24 hours. The schools identified to remain closed are the most heavily affected.
The list of schools to remain closed follows:
A statement on behalf of the Ministry said that the decision was made following reports from several teams dispatched on Wednesday by Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand, to assess the effects of the rainfall on school buildings and the immediate environs. The assessment exercise was led by Chief Education Officer (CEO), Olato Sam.
Sam advised that every other school will remain opened. He is also advising all teachers, including those stationed at the forty-three schools to report for duty on Thursday.
The Ministry, in its decision to have these schools remain closed said it has taken into consideration, the latest weather report from the Hydrometeorological Office, which indicates that more rainfall is expected over the next 12 hours.
The Ministry is working around the clock to ensure that all affected schools are reopened by Friday, November 29th.