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Ministry of Education closes temporarily


Ministry of Education closes temporarily

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The offices of the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, “Elsie Payne Complex”, Constitution Road, St Michael, will be closed from today, Monday, March 30, until Tuesday, April 14.

A press release said this is in response to the outbreak of novel coronavirus COVID-19. Barbados has entered Stage 3 of the National Preparedness Plan for COVID-19 and measures are being used to limit spread of the virus.

Members of the public are asked to send all mail to [email protected], and any queries to [email protected].

All training by Information Technology Coordinators using GSuite for Education at public schools has been suspended, and will now be managed in an online environment, as scheduled by schools, the release said.

The GSuite for Education is free to schools and may be easily monitored by the administration of the school.

Ministry officials said while they were aware that there was a plethora of platforms to facilitate online learning, the use of a single suite of Apps, such as GSuite for Education, allows for easier transmission of online learning for teachers, students and parents.

Videos and instructions will be circulated to parents and guardians on how to assist students with navigating the GSuite for Education classroom. (BGIS)