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School Reassignment for Displaced Teachers

Displaced students, teachers, janitors, school administrators and other employees who have been evacuated will be placed in schools in New Providence by the Ministry of Education.

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Spokesperson Carl Smith said at a press conference yesterday that registration will take place on Thursday at the national stadium and transportation will be provided from the shelters.

“Assistance will be provided for uniforms, schools supplies and transportation. UNICEF, the UN agency responsible for children and education is on the ground and meeting with the Ministry of Education today to offer further support,” Mr. Smith said.

“We are committed to minimizing the disruption to academic studies and giving them back a sense of normalcy.”   

As for students wishing to stay in Abaco and Grand Bahama, the ministry is still trying coming up with a plan to provide education for them as well. 

Currently, there are 2,043 registered at New Providence shelters and three children’s homes are accommodating 45 displaced children from the children’s home in Grand Bahama. 

In total, the Kendal GL Isaacs National Gymnasium has 1,357 evacuees, Fox Hill Community Center has 239, Calvary Haitian Baptist Church has 85, The Salvation Army on Mackey Street has 27, Pilgrim Baptist Church has 64 and the Bahamas Baptist Gym has 226. 

Written by Jones Bahamas

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