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Early school break announced by Education Minister

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 25/03/2020

All schools will take two weeks break this Friday.

The Education Minister Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni says during a press conference that the decision was based on the safety of the students amid coronavirus pandemic.

He says all government schools and the Church’s schools will take an early break of two weeks and will resume on Tuesday 14th of April.

He says, Tonga is yet to have a positive case of COVID-19 however it is paramount at this stage to ensure the students are safe and they are now under the supervision of their parents and guardians.

All Tongan students abroad will remain at their current local especially the Tongan students in Suva Fiji.

12 volunteers from the Ministry of Education will help the officers on the frontline during this period.

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