The Ministry of Education has suspended all uniform requirements for students as schools begin reopening on Monday October 16.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said this is due to students having lost their uniforms during the passage of Hurricane Maria, while speaking during the daily press briefing on Thursday October 12, 2017.
“So do not pay attention to what you wear in terms of your clothing, once it is decent you would be allowed to get into the classroom so we are suspending all uniform requirements for those schools that require uniforms for students,” he said.
Also parents are asked to accompany their children on the first day of school as much needed information will be taken from them.
In this regard, the ministry will undertake the responsibility of replacing students’ textbooks after conducting an assessment.
“The government will underwrite the cost and purchase those text books and pass them free of charge to the students of Dominica,” he added.
The prime minister said a list of the schools which will be reopening should be made public by the end of the day so that students and parents can prepare.