Government and Government-approved private schools that have been closed for several weeks due to the ongoing fuel crisis will resume academic activities physically today (25).
The Ministry of Education recently announced that the first term of the 2022 school year will be extended to 7 September, with the start dates for the second and third terms to be determined later.
A revised syllabus will be provided for grades 1 through 12, and related teaching activities should begin tomorrow. Furthermore, the first term exams will not be held.
As a result, schools should be held in normal hours only on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and on Wednesdays and Fridays when schools are not held, home-based learning activities or online teaching should be conducted.
They made this decision in light of the current fuel crisis’ and difficulties in securing transportation facilities.
Previously, the schools were set to reopen on 21 July. Due to the fuel crisis, the Education Ministry announced on 3 July that all government and government-approved private schools would be closed from 4 to 8 July. Following this, the Ministry announced on 9 July that all government and government-approved schools will be closed islandwide from 11 to 15 July.
According to the Ministry, schools were scheduled to reopen for the new school year on 18 July. Following that, on 15 July, the Education Ministry announced that schools would remain closed until 21 July. All Government and Government-approved private schools have been closed for nearly a month as a result of this announcement.
By Thameenah Razeek