Forty-three schools to remain closed today

The Ministry of Education last evening said that forty-two schools in Georgetown and one on the East Coast of Demerara will remain closed today following flooding yesterday from heavy rainfall.

The schools identified to remain closed are the most heavily affected. They are as follows:

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A statement on behalf of the Ministry said that the decision was made following reports from several teams dispatched yesterday 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 open. He is also advising all teachers, including those stationed at the forty-three schools to report for duty today.

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.

The Ministry is working around the clock to ensure that all affected schools are reopened by tomorrow.

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