M.E.S.C. shortens school holidays to make up for lost days

The Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture (M.E.S.C.) will shorten school holidays for Government schools to make up for the lost days during last week's bad weather-forced school closure. 

This was confirmed by the Chief Executive Officer of M.E.S.C, Afamasaga Dr. Karoline Afamasaga Fuata'i in an interview with Samoa Observer.

Last week, M.E.S.C. had to close all Government schools for four days due to bad weather in order to prioritise the safety and well-being of all students. 

“We will make up for the lost days by having a shortened holiday instead of two weeks they will one week break,” said Afamasaga.

M.E.S.C. Minister, Loau Keneti Sio also gave the assurance that the students’ study was not affected by the closure of classes last week.

“The Ministry’s curriculum division has already worked on the plan in making up for the lost days,” he said.

He added that the teachers are all aware of what to do in making sure their lessons are up to date for the students.

Church and private schools also closed its operations last week as a result of bad weather conditions.

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