Phased Reopening Of Schools: Schools With Less Than 200 Students In Southern & Uva Provinces To Begin This Month

All schools with less than 200 students in the Uva Province are scheduled to reopen on the 18th, Governor AJM Muzammil said.

The Governor stated that all Provincial Education Offices have been instructed to make the necessary arrangements to open schools on that day.

Meanwhile, all schools with less than 200 students in the Southern Province are scheduled to reopen on the 21st, said the Governor of the Southern Province, Willie Gamage.

"There are 514 such schools in the Southern Province. We have held preliminary discussions with the health sector and the education sector together. In addition, with the assistance of the Pradeshiya Sabhas, the schools will be disinfected and prepared for reopening. We hope to be able to open such schools in all nine provinces by the 21st of this month," he added.

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