No decision on face-to-face learning but schools will reopen virtually on October 5

September 22, 2020
Education Minister, Fayval Williams, speaking at a digital press conference at Jamaica House on September, 22.

The Ministry of Education has confirmed that schools will reopen virtually on October 5, although no decision has been made on face-to-face learning.

Education Minister Fayval Williams, informed that instructions will take several forms including online, providing printed materials to drop off points, and using cable, radio, and TV.

"Teahcers and students will be in a virtual environment. Teachers will be able to teach online, lessons will be recorded, and students will be able to access the lessons conveniently," she said while speaking at a digital press conference on Tuesday.

According to the Education Minister, approximately 20,000 teahcers have been trained for the online plaftorm. 

Printed materials for students to use along with worksheets and texbooks at home will be provided, and delivered at agreed drop-off points for students wihout internet access.

Lessons will also be provided using television, cable and radio.

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