THE management of Penang Sangam High School has not ruled out reopening the school as scheduled on Tuesday for term three despite an early morning blaze which completely destroyed four Form Four classrooms.
Manager Manikam Gounder said the school would look at the possibility of erecting tents for the students to ensure their education was not compromised despite the loss of key infrastructure.
"We are trying to come up with possible solutions," Mr Goundar said.
"We may even have to put them in tents for classes or we may look to the primary school to provide some space for the students. But at this point in time we haven't decided at all what we will do because we are waiting on police investigations to finish."
Mr Gounder said a damage report has been compiled which would be handed to police. "Right now we are able to confirm that four Form Four classrooms were destroyed, two storage rooms where we kept music and sports equipment, two heads of departments offices and the office of the assistant principal.
"We can't really say how much the cost of damage is but I can confirm that it will be substantial."
Assistant principal Sanjay Naidu, whose office was one of the facilities that went up in flames, said about 185 students had been affected by the destruction of the classrooms.
"Most of them did not take their exercise books and textbooks home, so they lost some of their belongings in the fire," he said.
The school with a roll of 754 students and 35 teachers also caters for vocational students and offers Fiji National University courses for school leavers.