School to reopen as scheduled across the country except on Cat Island

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Nassau, Bahamas – The Ministry of Education advises the public that all schools in The Bahamas will reopen on schedule on Monday, 5th September, 2011 with the exception of schools on Cat Island, which still do not have electricity restored or the physical plants are being repaired

The Ministry, in conjunction with the Ministry of Works is making every effort to repair schools in Mayaguana and Acklins that were damaged by Hurricane Irene. The Crooked Island High School will be re-located and operated at a temporary site.

Minister of Education, The Honourable T. Desmond Bannister is appealing to parents, guardians and the general public to cooperate with school administrators as they work diligently to prepare for the return of students after the passing of Hurricane Irene. Minister Bannister noted that there will be some inconveniences but the focus should be on providing the highest standard of education for our children.

The Ministry advises that the status of schools in the various islands is as follows:

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION STATUS OF SCHOOLS OPENING

No ISLAND COMMENT
1 GRAND BAHAMA Schools will open
2 ABACO Schools will open
3 ELEUTHERA Schools will open
4 CAT ISLAND Schools will not open until further notice
5 EXUMA Schools will open
6 LONG ISLAND Schools will open
7 SAN SALVADOR Schools will open
8 RUM CAY School will open
9 RAGGED ISLAND School will open
10 ACKLINS

SALINA POINT

Some Schools are being housed at temporary sites.
11 CROOKED ISLAND The Crooked Island High School will be relocated. Repairs are underway.
12 MAYAGUANA School will open
13 INAGUA School will open
14 ANDROS Schools will open
NEW PROVIDENCE
14 NORTH EASTERN

DISTRICT

Schools will open
15 SOUTH EASTERN

DISTRICT

Schools will open
16 SOUTH WESTERN

DISTRICT

Schools will open
17 LONG ISLAND DISTRICTT Schools will open

The Ministry will update the public as necessary on any changes to the status of schools opening.