Muscat: Schools in Oman are closing for the day and are sending their students home, owing to heavy rain making it unsafe for them.
Schools have therefore requested parents and bus drivers to pick up their students and take them home.
A statement from Indian School Muscat said, “Those parents who wish to collect their ward early due to inclement weather may come and collect the children from the respective classes. Please be informed that due to inclement weather, all afternoon section classes from KG II to grade IV remain closed on Wednesday, 15 January 2020.”
Indian School Al Wadi Al Kabir added: “Dear parents, due to inclement weather, you are requested to make arrangements to collect your ward from the respective school premises, as per convenience. There will be no classes for the afternoon shift today. Please do not panic.”
The British School Muscat, located in Qurum, said: “Due to heavy rainfall this morning, the site is unsafe. Therefore, BSM will be closed today, 15th January, 2020 and all activities will be cancelled.”
In addition, a statement from The American International School Muscat read: “With the intense rain now starting in many areas which is affecting transportation, as well as road closures, we regret that TAISM will be closed today. We apologise for this late notice. However, student and family safety is of our greatest concern.”