Over 40 Georgetown schools to remain closed, teachers must report for duty – MOE

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Untitled[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Ministry of Education (MOE) said forty-two schools in Georgetown and one on the East Coast of Demerara will remain closed on Thursday (November 28) following flooding in several areas which resulted from heavy rainfall over the last 24 hours.

The schools identified to remain closed are the most heavily affected.

According to the Ministry this decision was made following reports from several teams dispatched on Wednesday (November 27) 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 advises 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 on Thursday.

The Ministry, in its decision to have these schools remain closed has taken into consideration, the latest weather report from the Hydro-meteorological Office, which indicates that more rainfall is expected over the next 12 hours.

The Ministry said it is working around the clock to ensure that all affected schools are reopened by Friday (November 29).

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