The Term 1 school holidays has been extended until 24th May.
Education Minister Rosy Akbar says with COVID-19 still an active threat in the community, this was a necessary measure to aid in COVID-containment efforts, and keep children safe.
Akbar says the health and safety of our young ones will always be the biggest priority for the Ministry of Education, and this decision was made accordingly.
She says this step to extend the school holiday by another two weeks had to be taken, not just to keep our children safe, but Fiji at large, since limiting movement is key to limiting the spread of the virus.
The situation will be re-assessed closer to 24th May 2021, and a decision will be made on whether schools are to actually reopen, or if it will be extended again.
Akbar has reminded parents and guardians to spend quality time with their children during the holidays, and keep them at home, for their own safety.
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