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Students to spend 2 more weeks in school

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Due to the impending delay to the start of the upcoming school year, the Ministry of Education said it plans to extend the academic year to supplement the weeks that will be lost in September.

“We pushed it (reopening of schools) back by two weeks, but we will make up those two weeks over the academic year,” Minister of Education Myron Walwyn told BVI News Online.

“To push [an extra] two weeks in December might take you to Christmas, so we might probably do one week [then] and another week in the other [term]. But in the academic year, the two weeks will be made up,” Walwyn said.

The school year was scheduled initially to start on September 4, but a tropical wave last week caused flooding and other problems at especially the Elmore Stoutt High School and Ivan Dawson Primary.

The new date for the start of public primary and secondary schools is September 18.

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