Govt Schools Begin 2nd Term Today
By Thameenah Razeek
The Second Term of all Government schools will commence today (19), in compliance with instructions given by Health authorities, according to a Circular issued by the Ministry of Education.
Taking into account the prevailing conditions regarding health care, the Education Ministry has made necessary arrangements in the event of an emergency.
Education Secretary Prof. Kapila Perera said until the Director General of Health submits new recommendations regarding the admission of students to schools, action should be taken as implemented during the last school term.
“We are grateful for the support provided so far by various quarters, including health, transport and security, in recommencing school academic activities and bringing children to school in compliance with health advice, including the protection of social distance, hand washing, wearing masks, not sharing food, and bringing home-prepared food,” he said.
Speaking further he urged all parties to take steps to address shortcomings of the decision to invite students to school and rather than criticising them.