Sri Lanka extended school closures for one more week starting July 4 amid a fuel crisis, the education ministry announced on Sunday.
The government and state-approved private schools will remain closed for a week as there’s not enough fuel for teachers and parents to get children to classrooms. The Sri Lankan minister said the school will cover the syllabus in the next vacation term.
Sri Lanka education ministry announced that “all government and government-approved private schools in Colombo city limits, as well as schools in other main cities in the other provinces, will be closed during the next week due to prolonged power cuts,” Daily Mirror reported.
The country’s education ministry secretary Nihal Ranasinghe asked the schools to conduct online classes. Meanwhile, the schools at the divisional level have been allowed to conduct classes with fewer number students under conditions where transportation difficulties do not affect the students, teachers and principals.