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  • The Ministry of Education is advising schools that were closed last Friday as a result of the smog emanating from the Riverton City disposal site to remain closed on Monday, March 16, 2015
  • Schools that are not in the immediate vicinity of the disposal site may decide to open or close depending on the wind direction, as advised by the Met Office

The Ministry of Education is advising schools that were closed last Friday as a result of the smog emanating from the Riverton City disposal site to remain closed on Monday, March 16, 2015. This is to facilitate the clean-up of some schools and to determine their readiness for resumption, particularly those that are located within the immediate vicinity of the disposal site.

The Ministry also wants to avoid the to-ing and fro-ing of children from home to school and back home, especially, while parents are at work.

Schools that are not in the immediate vicinity of the disposal site may decide to open or close depending on the wind direction, as advised by the Met Office.

The Ministry of Education is encouraging parents to ensure the proper supervision of their children while they are away from school.

Regarding the GSAT examinations scheduled for Thursday and Friday we await a decision to be taken by Cabinet on Monday.

The Ministry of Education will continue to update the public on the opening of schools.