Schools Throughout Country to Close as of Next Week Friday

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Schools throughout Solomon islands to close as of next week Friday. photo credit...The Commonwealth.

BY ALEX DADAMU

ALL schools throughout the country will be having an early break this year – this is due to COVID-19 impacts on the country.

The announcement was made by the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Human Resources Development (MEHRD), Mr. James Bosamata at the weekly talkback show held yesterday at SIBC (National Broadcaster) compound.

According to Mr. Bosamata, this was due to financial difficulties facing the country and the education sector. He further clarified that they had decided for all the schools in the country to go on an early holiday as of 27 November.

“The decision was made because some schools are facing financial difficulties to continue operating up to the end of the academic calendar.

“To make it fair everyone will be closing as of Friday 27th for early school break,” Mr. Bosamata revealed.

Meanwhile, according to the Education Ministry Deputy Secretary Mr. Bosamata, State-Owned School, ‘King George VI’ will be the first School to close its doors to go on an early Christmas and New Year holiday.

“King George VI will close as of this Friday (20th November) to allow for the preparation of dormitories to be used as a quarantine site.

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