The Ministry of Education would like to inform the public that forty-two schools in Georgetown and one on the East Coast of Demerara will remain closed on Thursday following flooding in several areas resulting from heavy rainfall over the last 24 hours. The schools identified to remain closed are the most heavily affected.

This decision was made following reports from several teams dispatched on Wednesday by Minister of Education, Hon. Priya Manickchand, to assess the effects of the rainfall on school buildings and the immediate environs. The assessment exercise was led by Chief Education Officer (CEO), Mr. Olato Sam.

Mr. Sam advises that every other school will remain opened. He is also advising all teachers, including those stationed at the forty-three schools to report for duty on Thursday.

The Ministry, in its decision to have these schools remain closed has taken into consideration, the latest weather report from the Hydrometeorological Office, which indicates that more rainfall is expected over the next 12 hours.

The Ministry is working around the clock to ensure that all affected schools are reopened by Friday.

The schools to remain closed are as follows:

Albouystown Comenius Primary School Bishop’s High Chateau Margot Primary School
Alexander Village Ketley Primary School Brickdam Secondary  
Ascension Redeemer Primary School Central High  
East Street Smith Memorial Primary School Charlestown Secondary  
Happy Hearts South Ruimveldt Primary School Christ Church Secondary  
Head Start St. Agnes Primary School East Ruimveldt Secondary  
Lodge St. Angel’s Primary School South Ruimveldt Secondary  
Polly’s St. Ambrose Primary School St. George’s High  
Selman Fraser St. Sidwell’s Primary School St. Mary’s High  
Sherman’s St. Stephen’s Primary School St. Roses High  
South Road St. Thomas Moore Primary School St. Stanislaus College  
South Ruimveldt Winfer Gardens Primary School Tutorial High  
Roxanne Burnham   Ascension High  
    Carmel Secondary  
    Queenstown secondary  
    St. Barnabas Special  
    David Rose