29 Mar 2013

Solomons' education officials cancel next week's school holiday as strike continues

2:28 pm on 29 March 2013

The Ministry of Education in the Solomon Islands has cancelled school holidays that were gazetted for next week, and ordered all schools to recommence classes next Tuesday.

The order comes a week into an ongoing strike by teachers.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Fred Rohurua, told Radio Australia it is more important for students to get a full year of school and they have already had a week off due to the strike.

The Ministry has warned that if teachers fail to show up they will face disciplinary action, including possible dismissal.