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161 Schools Affected, But Remain Open

Director National Disaster Management, Manasa Tagicakibau in a Government agency meeting last week said a total of 161 schools have been affected by the current dry spell. The schools affected
30 Sep 2014 12:17

Director National Disaster Management, Manasa Tagicakibau in a Government agency meeting last week said a total of 161 schools have been affected by the current dry spell.

The schools affected have not been closed and continued to operate.

However, Ballantine Memorial School principal, Mereoni Motukiliu, said her students were sent home on Wednesday and Thursday last week because of the continuos water disruption.

“This is the first time this is happening and it has been going on for two straight weeks. It has really affected the school’s teaching timetable and especially students,” Mrs Motukiliu said.

With only few weeks left for external exams, Mrs Motukiliu said she was hoping that water supply would normalise.

“If this continues, then it can really affect student’s performance during their external exams,” she said.

“But with the heavy rain in the weekends, I hope it will be enough.”

Meanwhile Acting Permanent Secretary for Education Basundra Kumar says exams will go on as scheduled.

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