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Two More Weeks Of School Holidays: Minister Akbar

With the control measures still in place for COVID-19, the ministry wishes to advise all Fijians that schools will remain closed until April 17, 2020.
01 Apr 2020 12:31
Two More Weeks Of School Holidays: Minister Akbar
Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Rosy Akbar

Schools in the country will remain closed for two more weeks, says the Ministry of Education.

With the control measures still in place for COVID-19, the ministry wishes to advise all Fijians that schools will remain closed until April 17, 2020.

The ministry will closely monitor the situation and advise the school resumption date.

The ministry requests that all children be kept at home as much as possible as the Fijian public continues to practise physical distancing to prevent the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus.

During this period, students will still not be allowed to use the Government’s subsidised blue bus cards.

Minister Rosy Akbar has stated that the safety and well-being of children, teachers and their families were paramount and could not be put at undue risk.

The ministry will take the necessary steps to ensure that the quality of students’ education will not be compromised when schools resume.

The ministry will realign the school terms, reassess the curriculum and reschedule examinations. Meanwhile, the Student Free Days Programme (SFD) for teachers has been temporarily suspended for term two.

Ms Akbar reiterates the important roles parents and guardians play in inculcating good values and virtues and honing life-long skills in their children.

She emphasises the need for parents and guardians to instruct their children on the importance of washing their hands with soap and water on a regular basis.

The ministry will release a set of planned supplementary activities through its Schools Broadcasting Unit, official website and social media page. The ministry is encouraging people to share this information widely.

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