EVACUEES living in schools across the Western Division have been relocated to other evacuation centres with classes set to begin tomorrow.
Yesterday, soldiers and fire officers assisted in the relocation of the evacuees as clean-up efforts began to get the classrooms ready for students.
The clearing out of evacuees from schools began late last week.
Senior Education Officer Western Lorima Voravora said people who had been living in the schools had to move so that clean-up could begin.
"What we are focusing on now is the clean-up process because we are also looking at the state of which each school was left when the evacuees were living there," he said.
"We want to make sure that each classroom and buildings are clean."
Mr Voravora also reiterated that flood victims were not being forced out of the schools.
"The message here which the Prime Minister had also emphasised to us is that we are not chasing them out.
"What we are doing is we are relocating them to other evacuation centres."
Mr Voravora said students in the West had been missing out on a lot of school work since the first floods in January.
"In the first floods, most Ba students missed out on two weeks of school while some of them missed out on three weeks of school work. Students in the rest of the districts also missed out on two weeks of school.
"And in this recent flood, all the students in the West missed out on one week of school so that's almost a month of no school for these children.
"At the end of the day, the children will suffer which is why we need to re-open all the schools as soon as possible," he said.
In Nadi, St Andrews Primary School, Nadi Muslim College, St Mary's Primary School and Ratu Navula Secondary School were used as evacuation centres.
District Officer Nadi Peni Koro confirmed all four schools would be closed yesterday afternoon.
Mr Koro said Nakurakura AOG hall, Navala hall and Cawa hall in Nadi were some of the places that evacuees would be moved to.