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Classes, exams suspended due to heavy rain forecast

January 4, 2022

Muscat – The Ministry of Education (MoE) announced on Monday evening that classes and examinations at public and private schools in all governorates except Dhofar and Al Wusta will be suspended on Tuesday.

Classes and examinations will resume on Wednesday, and the examinations that were scheduled on Tuesday will be shifted to the day following the final examinations according to the timetable set earlier.

‘The Ministry of Education has decided to suspend classes in all public and private schools tomorrow, Tuesday, in all governorates of the Sultanate of Oman, except for the governorates of Dhofar and Al Wusta,’ Oman News Agency reported.

On Monday evening, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) issued a warning of heavy rains ranging between 30mm to 80mm on Monday night and Tuesday. ‘Heavy rains are expected in the governorates of Musandam, North Batinah, South Batinah, Buraimi, Dhahirah, Dakhliyah, Muscat, North Sharqiyah and South Sharqiyah.’

The CAA advised all to exercise caution during rains and thundershowers, not to cross running wadis, avoid low-lying areas and not to venture into the sea. ‘Thundershowers will be accompanied by fresh downdraft winds, hail and flash floods,’ a CAA statement said.

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