Phased Reopening Of Schools in Barbados Start Monday, 21 February

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(Barbados Government Information Service Press Release) The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training is sticking to its proposed date of Monday, February 21, for the phased return of students to the physical classroom.

Stating that the process might not be perfect, Minister Kay McConney, outlined the reasons behind the decision to push ahead with the February 21 start date and the steps taken to make the transition back to face-to-face learning, a smooth one.

She was speaking during an update on the return to face-to face classes this evening. Students have been learning solely online since September 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In all of this, the Ministry is mindful that some of our Barbadian students have to take the same external exams, including CSEC and CAPE, at the same time as others in the region; and their counterparts in the region are already (in significant part) back to face-to-face-school, benefitting and advancing in ways that our Barbadian students would also like to benefit and advance. My informal conversations with students bear out their concern. And, their perspective must also be taken into consideration,” Ms. McConney stated.

Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service

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