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Commencement of schools delayed

Commencement of all schools in the country for this year is delayed by one week, and not on Monday 24 January as initially instructed, says the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education Dr Franco Rodie.

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education Dr Franco Rodie.

Dr Rodie advised all education directors and secretaries that he made a decision to delay commencement of the 2022 School Academic year by one week. 

“I would like to inform you all that in consultation with the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Oversight Committee,  which held a meeting this afternoon (Thursday 20 January 2022) and deliberated on the Covid-19 Community Transmission situation in Honiara and Malaita Outer Islands, I have made a decision (in my capacity as Permanent Secretary/Education) to delay commencement of the 2022 School Academic year by ONE WEEK,” Dr Rodie said. 

He said this means that all schools throughout the country must not start classes on Monday 24 January as initially instructed through my circular in December 2021. 

“This also implies that all students from the provinces who will attend schools in Honiara or would transit through Honiara to get to the schools in other provinces must not leave their home provinces until further advice is provided by my office,” said Dr Rodie. 

He said further instruction will be given by the Ministry of Education in a week’s time.

“To this effect, I appeal to you all to communicate my instructions to your school principals, teachers, students, parents, guardians and the general public as soon as you receive this instruction,” Dr Rodie stated.

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