Questelles school reopens today after rat problem forces closure
The Questelles Government School is set to reopen today, Tuesday, November 12 after being closed since last week Thursday.
A release from the Ministry of Education said a decision was taken last Wednesday, November 6 to suspend classes at the school for the remainder of the week, after the Ministry was informed of a rodent problem there, by the management of the school.
“Fully aware of the magnitude of this situation, an immediate decision was made to suspend classes at the school for the remainder of that week, in order to guard against the potential hazard and to allow the relevant authorities to intervene.
The Environmental Health Unit was immediately contacted and responded with school visits on Thursday November 7 and Friday November 8 to assess and address the problem,” a release from the Ministry said.
Yesterday, the Ministry said as a precautionary measure, the school will remain closed for another day, and will reopen on November 12.
“On Monday November 11, the Environmental Health Unit advised the Ministry of Education that classes could resume, having completed a full assessment of the facility. However, as a further precaution, the Ministry has made the decision to keep the school closed until Tuesday November 12
“Meanwhile, the Building Roads and General Services Authority (BRAGSA) and the Public Health Department are collaborating and working assiduously to fully remedy the situation.
“The Ministry of Education thanks all parents, students and staff of the Questelles Government School for their understanding, patience and usual cooperation on this matter,” the release said.