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Year 12, 13 Start School On November 1

“The Ministry of Education will announce re-openings for other school years later, but we needed to give this group priority because many of these students are preparing for university or vocational training, and they are at an important point in their academic careers.
11 Oct 2021 11:18
Year 12, 13 Start School On November 1
AnneMary Raduva 17, a Year 12 student received her first dose of Moderna vaccine at Gopel High School hall on September 20, 2021. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday announced the reopening of schools for students in Years 12 and 13.

During major announcements made on Fiji Day, Mr Bainimarama said: “Our ability to vaccinate adolescents from ages 15 to 17 now also gives us the opportunity to bring Years 12 and 13 students back to the classroom, and we will reopen classes for them beginning 1 November.

“The Ministry of Education will announce re-openings for other school years later, but we needed to give this group priority because many of these students are preparing for university or vocational training, and they are at an important point in their academic careers.

“So, I want to urge parents who have not made sure their 15, 16, or 17-year old is vaccinated to do so urgently so that they can be protected and be safe and get back to their normal schooling.”

Meanwhile, given that we are in the process of readjusting in the midst of so many changes, Government will also put Daylight Savings Time on hold for this year.

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