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Secondary schools given nod for SBAs


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Secondary schools given nod for SBAs
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The Ministry of Education and the Covid-19 Monitoring Unit (Protocols) gave  secondary schools the green light to go ahead with assessments for the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) examinations.

The Covid-19 Monitoring Unit indicated inspections were carried out at all secondary schools and they were “ready to receive students for instruction”, said a March 22, 2021 circular signed by acting chief education officer Joy Adamson.

“In addition to inspecting labs and workshops, the Inspectors also assessed the readiness of the school to reopen considering the Covid-19 situation in Barbados. Inspections were focused primarily on the identification of risk factors for Covid-19 and measures to mitigate these risks,” said the notice addressed to principals of all public and private secondary schools.

Recommendations were also given to each school administrator, and those for the specific institution are to be followed.

Schools were told instruction for School Based Assessments/practicals could commence on March 23, but in the meantime, the Covid-19 Monitoring Unit would “continue to monitor and assess the implementation of the protocols as schools reopen to ensure that any risk of transmission is reduced or eliminated”. (PR/SAT)