The Ministry of Education (MOE) says only students who are sitting the primary exit profile exams and the Regional CXC Exams will be allowed to attend face-to-face classes. That is students in grades six, eleven, twelve, and thirteen. The move follows an increase in COVID-19 cases which is now threatening education in the physical classroom.
Effective Wednesday, February 24, the Ministry of Education says only students sitting the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) and the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate Examinations (CSEC) should be allowed to attends face-to-face schools.
The statement follows an increase in the rate of coronavirus infection across the island which has found its way into the schools and classrooms.
Education Minister Fayval Williams says almost 50 students have tested positive since the reopening of face-to-face classes as of February 21.
The suspension of physical schools will mean thousands of students whose learning was handicapped because of the pandemic will be forced back into the virtual classroom. A virtual learning space which for many was non-existent.