THE Oversight Committee is still looking through the recommendation paper prepared by the Ministry of Education and Human Resource (MEHRD) and Ministry of Health and Medical Services on options to begin classes.
Speaking during the radio talk-back yesterday, Secretary to the Prime Minister Office Dr Jimmie Rodgers a paper produced by the Permanent Secretary of MEHRD has been presented to the Oversight Committee and now they have been looking through the options that are available like schools opening and what are the condition that needed to be comply.
“In terms of schooling, the paper that was produced by the PS has been presented to the Oversight Committee and now they have been looking through the options that are available like schools opening when, and what are the condition that needed to be comply with it when schools are open.
“If ones the Oversight Committee deliberate on that of course it has to go to the Cabinet to make a decision.
“So, that will still take maybe another week or two for us to see all the options before we bring it up to the cabinet to make decision on that,” Dr Rodgers concluded.
The 2022 academic year was supposed to commence on Monday 24th January 2020.
However, on Wednesday 19th January, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare declared a lockdown in Honiara and imposed border closures which denied movement between Honiara and the provinces.
This denied many teachers and students from traveling to their schools.
By FOLLET JOHN