42 schools listed to remain closed due to flooding

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia

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:






Comenius Primary School

Bishop’s High

Chateau Margot Primary School

Alexander Village

Ketley Primary School

Brickdam Secondary


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


St. Angel’s Primary School

South Ruimveldt Secondary


St. Ambrose Primary School

St. George’s High

Selman Fraser

St. Sidwell’s Primary School

St. Mary’s High


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

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