Kadavu schools worst affected in wake of TC Keni
17:03 Mon Apr 16, 2018
Taken from/By: Supplied
Report by: Maggie Boyle
The 10 schools damaged in the Eastern Division sustained structural damage which will take some time to repair.
Education Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum clarified in Parliament today that all West schools have resumed classes while cleaning is on-going.
He says there are no confirmed timelines for the repairs in the Eastern division given that assessments continues on the ground.
“All those schools in the Western Division are now open and some of them of course, their buildings are okay but there are very heavy levels of siltation on the fields and grounds itself and needs to be cleared out. The Ministry of Health is also working in that respect. Regarding Kadavu, of course Madam Speaker, it would be remiss of me to say it would done in the next number of weeks because the assessment is being done, we’ve got teams going out to see what exactly needs to be built and where the structural damages have taken place and how long will it take.”
The Minister has also highlighted that in addition to damage to schools, there was damage to teacher’s quarters at Naveca District School as well as the school’s dormitory and dining hall.
Meanwhile, Vunisea District School in Kadavu sustained damage to their dormitory, the school kitchen as well as the four teachers’ quarters.
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