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Teachers to help out

Maciu Malo
Tuesday, January 01, 2013

ABOUT 130 schools in the Western Division were damaged by Tropical Cyclone Evan and as a result teachers in the region have been requested to report to their respective schools on Thursday this week.

During a government heads of department briefing in Lautoka yesterday, Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki told participants that teachers needed to assist in the cleaning up of their schools in preparation for the start of the school year on January 21.

"It is important for teachers to report to their respective schools for the clean-up," Cdr Cawaki said.

"I think it is significant to have the custodian of the school present during the clean-up.

"One of the major focuses for the government during the rehabilitation period is to repair and clean up all affected schools.

"The deadline for all school repairs is January 21 and we are working tirelessly to recover in time."

Cdr Cawaki said because of the limited time before the start of the new school year, a considerable amount of work remains to be done.

An assessment report from DISMAC team has revealed the total damage to education caused by the cyclone has been pegged at more than $5million.

"We are also urging members of the society to assist in the fast restoration of lives and to help our students to access quality education facilities during the commencement of the new school term," Cdr Cawaki said.


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