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Antigua and Barbuda’s school children are facing consecutive days without school as the mid-term holiday falls a day before Independence Day, a public holiday.
The mid-term holiday is scheduled for Tuesday, followed by Independence Day on Wednesday.
The Director of Education, Clare Browne, stated that schools across the nation will resume today, Monday, despite the recent heavy rainfall. Although no reports of damage to any school building have been received, Browne expects the principals to report any damage to the school plants if any.
The Director emphasized that schools should not be closed due to heavy rains as it has negative impacts on society, leaving parents wondering what to do with their children when they are at work.
The principals at the respective schools are responsible people who would determine the conditions and status of the schools if affected by the rains.