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School term officially starts on Monday


SHERRYLYN TOPPIN, [email protected]

School term officially starts on Monday

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The Trinity school term will commence on Monday, May 4, 2020.

Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw made the announcement earlier today and also indicated her Ministry would be rolling out its electronic learning suite.

In an address to the public tonight, Prime Minister Mia Mottley made it clear to parents and guardians that the school plants would remain closed.

“For the avoidance of doubt, no child will be going physically to the school plant for classes,” she explained.

Instead, the Ministry of Education will be using its remote learning platform G- Suite for Education.

The Prime Minister acknowledged not every child had access to an electronic device or even internet access, so the G-Suite Tech-drive project will provide “much needed assistance to several students who require devices”.

“This is not a perfect situation,” she said.

“However, I am pleased that this initiative has already garnered significant support from the private sector as well as individuals and over the course of the next week we will see the distribution of devices to those students in greatest need across the education system.”

Some schools have already been testing the platform and the Ministry says most of the teachers have been trained. (SAT)

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