Reopening of schools in Dominica postponed due to COVID-19 surge

Dominica Minister of Education, Octavia Alfred. (Photo via GIS)

(Dominica News Online) The Government of Dominica has taken the decision to postpone the reopening of schools due to the recent Covid-19 surge affecting the island.

Education Minister Octavia Alfred made the announcement during a statement today.

“The Covid-19 Pandemic continues to significantly impact all the sectors within the country and the education system in Dominica is no exception,” she said. “The most (recent) increase in cases has necessitated that the Ministry of Education postpones the reopening of schools on the island.”

She continued, “The Ministry of Education understands the anxiety of our parents and students and we have spent the better part of the last three (3) weeks in planning for the reopening of school, therefore the following decisions have been taken.”

According to Alfred, from September 1st to September 10th 2021 teachers will be engaged in planning and training will be completed in various areas.

Read more at: Dominica News Online

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