LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The Ministry of Education has suspended school classes in the southern region’s districts over tropical cyclone Freddy that caused many damages.
The cyclones has contributed to terrential rains since Friday this week.
In a press statement made available to The Maravi Post signed by Ministry of Education Principal Secretary, Chikondano Mussa, classes will be suspended from March 13 to 14, 2023.
“The Ministry of Education has received expert information from the Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services that the effects of Tropical Cyclone FREDDY being experienced in the Southern Region Districts of Nsanje, Chikwawa, Mulanje,Phalombe, Blantyre, Thyolo, Chiradzulu, Mwanza, Neno and Zomba, will intensify, with the Cyclone expecting to hit the region this evening or tomorrow 13th March, 2023; and dying down by Tuesday.
“Therefore, as a precautionary measure, the Ministry of Education is temporarily suspending physical classes in all learning institutions in the aforementioned districts on Monday, 13th March and Tuesday,14th March, 2023,” reads part of the statement.
The statement adds, “Further to that, learners in boarding schools are advised to stay indoors, as a measure of safety in order to preserve life. During the suspension of classes, teachers and learners are encouraged to use available online platforms and radio lessons.
“In particular, when physical classes resume on Wednesday, 15thMarch, 2023, teachers are urged to provide remedial lessons to recover the lost time”.
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