The Ministry of Education on Wednesday announced that 42 schools in Georgetown and one on the East Coast of Demerara will remain closed on Thursday following flooding in several areas resulting from heavy rainfall over the last 24 hours.
The schools identified to remain closed are the most heavily affected.
This decision was made following reports from several teams dispatched on Wednesday by Minister of Education, Hon. 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), Mr. Olato Sam.
Mr. Sam advises that every other school will remain opened. 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 Hydrometeorological Office, which indicates that more rainfall is expected over the next 12 hours.
The Ministry is working around the clock to ensure that all affected schools are reopened by Friday.
The schools to remain closed are as follows:
|NURSERY||PRIMARY||SECONDARY||EAST COAST DEMERARA|
|Albouystown||Comenius Primary School||Bishop’s High||Chateau Margot Primary School|
|Alexander Village||Ketley Primary School||Brickdam Secondary|
|Ascension||Redeemer Primary School||Central High|
|East Street||Smith Memorial Primary School||Charlestown Secondary|
|Happy Hearts||South Ruimveldt Primary School||Christ Church Secondary|
|Head Start||St. Agnes Primary School||East Ruimveldt Secondary|
|Lodge||St. Angel’s Primary School||South Ruimveldt Secondary|
|Polly’s||St. Ambrose Primary School||St. George’s High|
|Selman Fraser||St. Sidwell’s Primary School||St. Mary’s High|
|Sherman’s||St. Stephen’s Primary School||St. Roses High|
|South Road||St. Thomas Moore Primary School||St. Stanislaus College|
|South Ruimveldt||Winfer Gardens Primary School||Tutorial High|
|Roxanne Burnham||Ascension High|
|St. Barnabas Special|