The Ministry of Education and Youth says it has mobilised the emergency response teams at all public educational institutions on the advice of Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management.

Schools that are designated emergency shelters were closed early today to allow for full preparation in the event they will be used to house evacuees.

Portfolio Minister Fayval Williams and the ministry’s senior executives yesterday held a virtual meeting with school administrators within the education system.

The meeting was attended by over 800 school administrators, who shared their safety plans for tropical weather related emergencies.

The administrators were updated by the Ministry’s team on steps to be taken in the event their schools are used as evacuation storm shelters.

The minister also commended the Principals and teachers for their responsiveness, resilience and support during the period.