Grenada: Ministry of Edu expresses concern over hot temp, asks parents to follow measures

Grenada: Edu Ministry expresses concern over hot temp, asks parents to follow measures

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St George’s, Grenada: The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture of Grenada shared concern over the increasing temperature in the country and has urged parents and guardians to follow all the required measures to safeguard their kids amid this heat wave.

The Ministry advised the parents and guardians sending their wards to school to send some extra water and refreshing food along with them. It also shared some precautionary measures, which are:

  • Parents are advised to send their wards/ kids with extra water so that they stay hydrated.
  • The Ministry asked to provide light and refreshing food items and snacks, such as fruits, in the lunch boxes.
  • Consider applying sunscreen to your ward at least 30 minutes before leaving the home.

Additionally, the Ministry of Education also asked the teachers to collaborate with parents and closely monitor the health condition of each and every student. It has also stated that it has been prioritising the safety and health of its academic and non-academic staff during such harsh weather.

“The Ministry encourages all to implement the suggested proactive steps to mitigate the impact of heat waves,” stated the Ministry of Education.

These measures were made public by the Ministry a day before the reopening of the schools in Grenada on September 4, 2023 (Monday).

The Ministry raised concern after the Grenada Meteorological Services issued head wave advisories across the nation on August 5, 2023. According to the update shared by the Service, the maximum temperature of the day is up to 31.7°C, with light winds and low rainfall at least for the upcoming three days.

It additionally assured that the situation and temperature will be closely monitored by the Ministry, under the guidance of the experts at the Grenada Meteorological Office and the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA).

Further, the Ministry extended gratitude towards every parent, guardian, student, and educational institution for their cooperation and understanding.

The weather condition in Grenada has remained hot across the country for a few weeks. Therefore, advisories have been issued by various ministries and sectors to safeguard and protect its residents and citizens.