Education chief: PPE, fixes coming
Chief Education Officer Dr Ramona Archer-Bradshaw is giving the reassurance that the Ministry of Education will be providing personal protective equipment (PPE) at schools, as well as complete minor fixes, as it phases in the resumption of face-to-face classes to ensure the safety of teachers and students.
She was responding yesterday to some pushback from teachers’ unions and advocates, who have asked that Government delay its plan for the restart of in-person instruction on February 21 by two weeks.
“We are working towards getting PPE; we are approaching various agencies and we are sealing the deal,” Archer-Bradshaw said during Starcom Network’s Brass Tacks Sunday.
“The Ministry of Education does not have unlimited resources when it comes to funds. While we do have a maintenance programme in place where we check schools on a regular basis, the plumbing may not be working today so you fix it, but then when you go back you have to fix something else. However, we have been guaranteed that by February 21, those minor works should be complete.” (TG)
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