The COVID-19 pandemic has affected schools and education learning of students in Malaita Province.
This was stated by Malaita Deputy Premier and provincial Minister for Education Glen Waneta at the graduation of Auki community High school on Thursday last week.
He said the covid-19 pandemic is a real challenge faced by schools in the province and the entire country.
He said from information the school will continue to experience the impact of the pandemic which they are expected to have 7 weeks of schooling per term next year 2023.
“I was informed that the next year school calendar will be affected where schools are expected to have seven weeks per term.”
“In such situation students must responsible to make good use of their time, study and learning” Mr Waneta said.
He said that the government operation and services are also affected which led to cash flow issue and economic problem.
He acknowledges the commitment of parents and students to continue with education leaning despites of the challenges.
“Malaita need future leaders with commitment to lead in whatever they responsibility to make a better place for all to enjoy a peaceful learning environment.
“Put away negativity and be positive at all times” Mr Waneta said.
By SOLOMON LOFANA
Solomon Star, Auki