Only students preparing for exams should attend face-to-face classes

February 24, 2021
Minister of Education, Youth and Information Fayval Williams

Minister of Education, Youth and Information Fayval Williams this morning advised schools to focus on students preparing for exit exams at grades 6, 11, 12 and 13, thus ordering the adjustment of the current face-to-face schedules that have been implemented by some schools across the island.

Minister Williams said that other students should not be on the campuses and should be engaged through other established modalities.

The advice was communicated during a joint meeting of the E-Covid Task Force and Principals of schools approved for face-to-face instructions by the Ministry of Health and Wellness and the Ministry of Education.

The advisory comes against the background of increased incidents of Covid-19 across the island which invariably is affecting students and staff at schools.

The Minister in her meeting with members of the E-Covid Task Force and Principals of schools approved for reopening of face-to-face classes across the island, also provided an update on the numbers and options for the education system going forward.

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