Schools to reopen for three days


All schools which were closed over the last week owing to the fuel crisis are scheduled to function for three days in the coming week, as per a notice issued by the Ministry of Education.

Accordingly, schools will reopen from Tuesday (28) to Thursday (29), between 07:30 am and 01:30 pm, while online classes will continue on those days that students are absent.

The primary sections of these schools, however, will function at the discretion of the respective principals.

Meanwhile, schools in rural areas that remain unaffected by transportation and the fuel crisis will continue with their academic activities for the entire week, just as they did from 20 to 24 June.

With regards to teachers, the Education Ministry noted that teachers who are unable to attend school owing to transportation difficulties will not be subject to leave deductions, and assured that their absence will not be considered a private holiday.


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