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Serua students get additional school break

Students affected by flooding in the Serua district last week will get an additional two weeks of school holidays.

During his Ministerial Statement in Parliament, the Minister Responsible for Education Aseri Radrodro said due to the extensive damages faced by the schools, and experiencing it for the first time; they have been allowed an additional two weeks of school holidays upon their request and the assessment made by the Ministry team to clean up the school compounds including staff quarters.

Radrodro said the flooding unfortunately impacted 30 kindergarten students, 428 primary school students, and 293 secondary school students.

He said out of the 27 staff quarters, 13 secondary teachers’ and four primary school teachers’ quarters were severely affected – if not all household items were also damaged.

“Due to the extent of the damage of the damage to the school, the Ministry is urgently working on organising support from local authorities, Government agencies, NGOs, and community organisations to facilitate the recovery process.”

“The Ministry of Education will supply textbooks, water tanks, library books, and school stationery to the schools to be ready to open for Term Two.”

“The Ministry will also be providing psychological support or counseling through the Substance Abuse and Advisory Council to the students, teachers, and the stakeholders of the schools,” Radrodro said.

Reginald Chandar
Reginald Chandar
Head of News & Sports | news@fijilive.com

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