Calabar High School first-form student Mathoni Brooks, concentrates during a virtual class via Google Classroom recently. (Photo: Jason Tulloch)
AFTER two planned reopening of physical school structures were beaten back by the onslaught of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Government has decided to pilot the resumption of face-to-face classes with 17 institutions across nine parishes.
The pilot will run for two weeks — from November 9 to 20 — in 12 primary schools and five high schools in the parishes of Clarendon, Manchester, Portland, St Ann, St Elizabeth, St James, Westmoreland, St Thomas, and Trelawny. More than 5, 000 students are enrolled in the selected institutions.
The selected schools are yet to be named.
Education Minister Fayval Williams made the announcement last evening at an Office of the Prime Minister press conference, at which Prime Minister Andrew Holness said some administrators have been clamouring for the physical reopening of schools.
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