Ash Wednesday will be a normal school day.
The Education Ministry today issued an appeal for parents to ensure their children are in school on that day, since teaching and learning will continue as normal.
It says in 2019 student attendance was 19% at secondary schools and 31% at the primary school level.
Teacher attendance however was 82% in primary schools and 76% in secondary school.
Minister of Education Anthony Garcia stated “The Ministry of Education is seeking to enforce discipline in our students. Our schools are a microcosm of society and the same way that the rest of the country returns to normal when Carnival ends, so too must our schools. Therefore, the expectation is that schools inclusive of student populations will return to normal.”