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Safety priority

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, February 27, 2014

ACTING Commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu is calling on all school heads in the North to ensure students travelling from low-lying areas are not affected by flash flooding.

"If they feel that students are being threatened by the adverse weather conditions, it's only appropriate to send them home," he said.

"Parents play a vital role as they are good decision-makers for their children. Right now, we are experiencing inconsistent rain and flooding is expected in some low-lying areas.

"For the sake of our children's safety, it's best to keep them at home until we know they are safe to travel to and from school.

Divisional education officer Northern Satya Nand Shandil yesterday said school heads were given the authority to decide what was best for the students.

"The ministry has authorised heads to make discrete decisions for students during this weather," he said.

"We are, however, urging parents to make decisions for their children for their safety.

"We are also monitoring the weather situation and liasing with the heads in obtaining the attendance of students."





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