Many students will need counselling when school fully re-opens


Psychosocial support for students will have to increase when the country resume classes for all students later this year.

Julian Roberts, a Counsellor at Ottos Comprehensive School told state media the pandemic has caused anxiety for many students.

“For some of them, they’re thinking, listen, how am I going to cope in school now. Now we have to be wearing a mask, we have to physically distance ourselves from each other”, she explained.

Roberts said the school kept in touch with vulnerable students during the lockdown.

“We had to continue offering psychosocial support, virtually, to the students, to our clients that we know are at risk, for whatever reason, we know they would have pre-existing conditions emotionally or physically”, she said.

Last month, school plants were re-opened for CSEC students to prepare for the upcoming examinations.

“Parents have come in, since we have resumed classes from the 20th of May, just to speak to the counsellors to hear what kind of concerns they may have for their children and their safety”, Roberts revealed.

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  1. I guess that the ones that will be facing cxc exams are super students and don’t need counseling. Y’all ALWAYS putting the cart before the horse. I sincerely hope that y’all don’t mess up the young people chances with their exams and then try to council them afterwards.

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