The Director of Education, Clare Browne, has announced the provisions being implemented in secondary schools ahead of their scheduled reopening on Monday.
- Cleaning of school plants
- Ensuring adequate water supply
- Inspection by health officials
- Installing extra hand washing stations.
He added that the first few days will be for teachers to prepare for the return of 5th form students to prepare for CXC exams slated for July 2020.
Other forms will continue to utilise e-learning platforms.
While citing the importance of best practices, the director stressed that social distancing guidelines will apply.
Students will be completing SBAs and preparing for CXC examinations which will mainly take the form of multiple choice questions.
The school year officially ends on July 26 while the 2020/2021 academic year begins August 21 2020.
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Good news for 5th and 6th formers. Life indeed goes on and so should you. Rise to the challenge for your own sakes and for your futures.
Did you see any mention of 6th formers in the article? I do hope they benefit from the same arrangements.
The new school year begins August 31st, not 21st.
Will there be testing teachers and student’s alike to make sure that those who are A systematic does not spread the virus amongst student and staff? Also testing the school bus drivers and what protocols are put in place for the students that have to ride the bus? Remember this thing is still among us,I will be more at ease knowing that everyone will be tested and know there health status before re’entering the class room.
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