Male’, Maldives – Schools will re-open on 1st of July, revealed the Ministry of Education.
In a press conference held on Monday night , Education Minister Dr. Aishath Ali revealed that the decision was made after consulting Health Protection Agency (HPA).
“Schools will re-open in islands with no sign of spread of disease will re-open on first of July” the minister stated.
She stressed that the re-opening would undergo in phases and that the health and safety of the children is of utmost priority. To ensure this, the ministry is working on procuring thermometers to check the temperature of the students and this would be provided to all schools prior to the reopening.
“I want to assure parents that the school environment will be a safe environment for the students. All students will enter the school after having their temperature checked. There will be trained personnel near the school gates who will check the temperature of students at the gate itself. Students will enter the schools from as many gates as possible.” The minister reassured.
She also highlighted that in order to ensure physical distancing in the classes, all classes have been down sized to 15 students per class.
Another important message by the minister was that the government funded morning breakfast project has now been put on halt and hence advised all parents to make sure their children have a good breakfast before going to school and to send drinking water with the students when they go to school.