Further than 150 British seminaries have been told to close some structures after they were supposed unsafe, drawing wrathfulness from parents and preceptors on the dusk of a new term and posing a fresh headache for the government.
Britain’s Department for Education said 156 seminaries had been affected by the presence of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete( RAAC) in their structures which authorities have now decided is at threat of collapse.
Britain’s education system, still recovering from the home- learning impact of the epidemic, has been hit by six months of preceptors strikes in 2023, on top of the challenge posed by what seminaries say is a lack of backing in an inflationary terrain.
The print that vital public structure is worsening adds to the challenge faced by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak as he heads for a public election anticipated coming time, following artificial action across education, healthcare and transport.
Education minister Gillian Keegan said the maturity of seminaries affected would remain open for face- to- face literacy for all pupils because the problematic concrete was only set up in a small part of the academy structures.
But some seminaries will face complete if temporary check.
” In some cases, it’ll be the whole academy,” seminaries minister Nick Gibb told Sky News on Friday.
Gibb also said that it could be safe for pupils to work in a classroom with the ceiling propped up by sword crossbars.
The news that seminaries will be affected comes just days before utmost children are due to return to education for the new time after a six- week summer vacation, raising questions over why the government had blazoned the move at the last nanosecond.
” The DfE and government have squandered precious months hiding this extremity when they should have been fixing dangerous academy structures,” said Mike Short, head of education at trade union UNISON.
Keegan said safety was the government’s top precedence.
” This decision has been made with an cornucopia of caution,” she said in a statement.