Schools around the country will remain closed until further notice and the date for the reopening will be announced once all evacuation centres are cleared.

Minister for Education Premila Kumar says some schools are still being used as evacuation centres and until they are cleared schools will remain closed.

However Kumar says they do not want to delay the reopening of schools.

She says it is important to reopen schools as soon as possible considering that the COVID-19 pandemic has already had a major impact on the education sector.

Kumar says students education should not be impacted any further which is why once the all clear has been given, school for Years 8 to 13 will resume with the necessary COVID safety protocols for classrooms to be followed.

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SOURCE: Fijivillage