Rabat – Morocco’s Ministry of Education, Training and Scientific Research announced Tuesday, February 6, that almost 900 schools, located mainly in rural areas, will be temporarily suspended due to adverse weather conditions that continue to sweep several regions of the country.
The suspension aims to “protect students and teachers from all weather-related hazards,” reported the ministry in a statement.
The institutions concerned are the regional academies of Daraa Tafilalet, Marrakech-Safi, Beni Mellal-Khenifra, Fez-Meknes and Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, indicates the ministry.
The statement adds that “monitoring units have been set up to monitor the situation on a daily basis in order to take the appropriate safety measures in collaboration with local authorities and other stakeholders.”
“Preventive measures were also taken such as the heating of classrooms and boarding schools and the thermal insulation of dormitories, as well as the monitoring of the metrological situation,” the ministry said.
Due to heavy snowfalls and rainfalls sweeping Morocco the past few days, several roads were reportedly blocked in many regions across the country on Monday.