Western Province Schools given approval to resume for all grades from Monday

Schools in the Western Province have been given approval to resume for all grades from Monday (29th).

Education Minister G. L. Peiris told reporters today that the Ministry of Health has granted approval to resume academic activities in schools in the Western Province.

Most grades in schools in the Western Province were closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Subsequently only grades 05,11 and 13 of schools in the Western Province reopened for academic activities last month.

Minister Peiris said the Director General of Health Services had issued a written approval yesterday permitting the reopening of all grades of schools in the Western Province.

Fresh guidelines have been formulated by the Health Ministry for the resumption of academic activities in schools in the Western Province.

The Education Minister said that schools will be closed for the April New year holidays as usual and will resume after the festive season.

Education Minister G.L. Peiris further announced that preschools in the Western Province will also reopen on Monday, 29th March.

He said the Health Ministry has also granted permission to resume preschools in the Western Province on Monday.

Preschools were closed following the second coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka in October 2020. (Colombo Gazette)

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