Health concerns force closure Alexandrina Maduro Primary
The Ministry of Education has ordered the immediate closure of the Alexandrina Maduro Primary School until further notice.
The closure is related to number of recent student absences caused by illness.
“Out of great concern, the Ministry immediately contacted the Ministry of Health to assess the situation. On Wednesday 5th October, the Ministry received a report from the Ministry of Health identifying several key areas of concern. The report recommends the immediate closure of the school to remedy the identified issues,” Ministry said in a press statement moments ago.
The ministry did not specify the nature of the concerns identified.
In the meantime, students at that educational facility will transition to online learning, effective today, Thursday, October 6.
“The Ministry of Education is working feverishly to address the matters highlighted in the report and will do everything possible to ensure that this period of online learning is not prolonged,” it said.
“Parents are asked to note the need for the immediate changeover and are asked to make the necessary arrangements for their child/children at home. We recognise that this change will create some inconvenience. However, we must ensure that the health and safety of our students and teachers are paramount,” the ministry added. “The Ministry of Education regrets any inconvenience caused and will continue to work in the best interest of the health and safety of our students and teachers.”