Schools To Remain Closed Says Government


Schools will remain closed, although this decision will be reviewed next week when the Cabinet reconvenes.

Eighteen thousand students remain at home, though more than 80% of all teachers are involved in distance teaching.

Decisions on CSEC and CXC are to be relayed to parents and students in a very short while.

In the meantime, Churches will continue to hold services by virtual platforms.

Funerals will continue to be conducted in the cemeteries with no more than 10 mourners present.

Weddings will continue to be disallowed and will be considered when the Cabinet reconvenes.

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  1. Still don’t understand the unconditional ban on weddings. Couldn’t weddings be placed inbtge same protocols category as funerals? I am sure that there are couples out there who may wish to marry without having to involve the whole village. A wedding with a maximum of ten guests or less can be just as, or perhaps even more beautiful and meaningful and practical as a wedding of a hundred or more. So what’s the rationale?

  2. This is an opportunity or the Ministry of Education to try various online platforms for teacher and students. These platforms can be rolled out over the summer and be beneficial to students learning.

    In the eventuality something like this were to happen again there will not be a hiccup in the transferring of educational material. Secondly this platform can be used to streamline education in Antigua and Barbuda.

  3. The prime Minister and the entire cabinet need to look into private schools that are extorting people in these times, children are learning from home with both the parents and the teacher’s assistance for minimal hours yet they want full tuition!! An intervention is needed here.

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