Saint Jean made the announcement on Monday morning. File photo

Saint Jean made the announcement on Monday morning. File photo

The opening of the new school year has been delayed as a tropical wave continues to affect Dominica.

School was expected to open today Monday, September 5, but Education Minister, Petter Saint Jean, said this will not be the case.

He said the decision was made based on the inclement weather the country has been experiencing over the past 24 hours.

“Coupled with the fact that the weather advisory clearly states that it is expected, or we should expect moderate to heavy showers throughout today and of course given the current state of the roadway in numerous areas ….we wish to advise the public that sessions have been called off for today, Monday 5, September. That is, schools will be closed today,” he said.

He also warned parents to keep their children indoors to ensure their safety and security.

Saint Jean noted that the authorities will continue to monitor the weather but the school suspension is only for Monday, September 5.