Rabat – The Ministry of Education announced today the temporary suspension of classes in Agadir and its surrounding areas.
The suspension of classes will take place Wednesday, February 28, at noon and classes will resume Thursday, March 1, according to a statement from the ministry.
This suspension applies to all schools in the prefectures of Agadir, Idaoutanat, and Izagan Aït Melloul, as well as the provinces of Taroudante, Tiznit, and Chtouka Aït Baha.
This decision followed a weather alert issued by the Directorate of National Meteorology warning of strong to severe winds and heavy thunderstorms on Wednesday and Thursday in several provinces of the kingdom.
The Directorate said that strong to violent winds at 90 to 110 km/h will affect El Jadida, Safi, Essaouira, Youssoufia, Sidi Benour, Rehamna, Marrakech, Taroudant, Tarfaya, and Tetouan.
Strong to violent winds at 60 to 90 km/h are expected in Chichaoua, Al Haouz, Agadir, Settat, Casablanca, Berrechid, Nouaceur, Rabat-Salé, Skhirat-Temara, and Kenitra.
According to the ministry, this decision aims “to protect students and teachers from any danger related to weather hazards.”