The Minister of Education, Michael Browne, has made changes to the terms which will add weeks to future terms thereby catching-up with the time lost during the shutdown.
Term 3 is measured from 30 March to 29 May. Term 1 is scheduled from June 1 to December 11, 2020. Term 2 is scheduled to begin January 4 to April 6, 2021, Term 3 will run from April 12 to June 25, 2021.
Each term has had a few weeks added. Consultations with the Teachers Union, parents and others have taken place.
Meanwhile, Browne has proposed to Cabinet that schools not re-open immediately until the classrooms and the staff rooms and auditoriums are all cleaned thoroughly.
He also reported on accessibility to the Internet and devise penetration. Although 18,000 students are in classrooms across the twin-island state, 5,961 are secondary school students. (ABICE enrolled 5,619 students). All public secondary school students have access to a laptop. The Ministry purchased 7,800 devices and 750 teachers are also to be equipped with the same tool. Thus far, 750 of the devices have not yet been collected.