Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Some schools remain closed post-Bret

Several schools were disrupted today due to prevailing inclement weather as Trinidad and Tobago seeks to recover after the passing of Tropical Storm Bret.

The Ministry of Education issued a statement on Wednesday, advising that on arrival at some schools this morning, conditions proved unfit for occupation.

It added that efforts were made to carry out the necessary restoration, cleaning and sanitisation works to ensure the resumption of classes.

According to the statement, reports indicate that works are currently being carried out at the following schools:

Mayo RC Primary School and Rousillac Hindu Primary School – part of the roof (galvanised sheets) on the buildings were blown off by strong winds.

Kanhai Presbyterian Primary School and St. Helena’s SDMS Hindu School – access roads are flooded. School buildings are not affected.

Additionally, the following schools are at present being used as shelters to house displaced families and will also remain closed tomorrow, June 22. They are:

Valencia South Government Primary School

Manzanilla Government Secondary School

The Ministry of Education also sought to assure the public that it will continue to work assiduously to ensure that classes resume in all schools.

Citizens are asked to continue to monitor the news for updates and further information.

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