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Several schools set to reopen

March 21, 2023

Several schools were forced to close over the past few days as a result of heavy smoke emanating from grass fires.  In many instances, staff and students at schools have reported feeling unwell and have complained of itchy eyes, irritated nostrils, and difficulty breathing.  

There are no reports to indicate that schools that were closed yesterday due to heavy smoke cannot reopen today. As a result, all schools that were closed yesterday due to heavy smoke will reopen today, 21 March 2023.

With the frequency of grass fires experienced over the past week, the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT) is appealing to all parents and guardians to ensure that their children/wards have the required medication in the case of respiratory illnesses.  They should also ensure that there is a plan for the swift collection of children, or for children to quickly make their way to a safe location off the school compound, in the event that the school has to close at short notice.

The METVT regrets any inconvenience that these closures may cause. (PR)

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