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Schools to open as scheduled

Nasik Swami
Friday, December 21, 2012

ALL schools will open in time for the new school year in spite of damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Evan.

This was confirmed by permanent secretary for education Dr Brij Lal.

He said a team was touring the Northern Division to assess the damage on schools that were destroyed by Evan.

Dr Lal said the survey was primarily focused on structural damage.

"We have completed the survey in the Western Division where two schools need minor repairs to roofs and for the Central and Eastern divisions assessments are still being carried out to ascertain the damage by Evan," he said.

Dr Lal said in the Northern Division a total of 20 schools were destroyed by the Evan.

He said his team visited five schools in Macuata yesterday and if weather permits they would travel to other parts of the island to carry out the assessment.

"The team will complete assessment and the ministry will be able to tabulate the cost of repairs."

Dr Lal reaffirmed that repairs would be completed before the new school year began in 2013.





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