THE Ministry of Education is assuring teachers and parents that primary schools are ready to reopen on Monday, for Secondary Examination Assessment (SEA) students.
It issued a media release on Saturday in which it stated that over 19,000 SEA students will resume classes as preparations continue for the examination, on August 20.
The ministry stated that it has, for the past few weeks, distributed cleaning supplies to all primary schools to ensure the classrooms are thoroughly cleaned and sanitised.
Additionally, liquid soap and hand sanitiser are available for the students to utilise.
Based on Ministry of Health recommendations, principals have re-organised the classrooms to facilitate the six feet physical distancing requirement.
The Ministry stated that it will continue to clean and sanitise schools to ensure the safety of students.
Guidelines for the Reopening of Schools developed in consultation with the Ministry of Health and were issued to primary school principals and a separate document, outlining the measures for the new Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) sector would be disseminated shortly.
The ministry stated that it remains in constant dialogue with the Chief Medical Officer and, by extension, the Ministry of Health to ensure that the protocols continue to be implemented in schools.
As the national response to Covid-19 evolves, it stated that guidelines will be amended to reflect current measures to maintain the health and safety of the nation’s students and staff.