The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development Dr Franco Roddie has confirmed that that all schools throughout the country will not start classes on Monday 24 January as initially instructed by his office.
In a message to all directors and secretaries of Education Authorities, Dr Roddie said: “I would like to inform you all that in consultation with the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Oversight Committee, which held a meeting this afternoon (Thursday 20 January 2022) and deliberated on the Covid-19 Community Transmission situation in Honiara and Malaita Outer Islands, I have made a decision (in my capacity as Permanent Secretary/Education) to delay the commencement of 2022 School Academic year by one week.”
He said this means that all schools throughout the country must not start classes on Monday 24 January.
“This also implies that all students from the provinces who will attend schools in Honiara or would transit through Honiara to get to the schools in other provinces must not leave their home provinces until further advice is provided by my office,” he said.
Dr Roddie said further instruction from MEHRD would be made in a week’s time.