Ministry getting all gear for staff and students

Personal protective equipment, tents and church spaces are being secured for students and staff ahead of the reopening of schools on April 19.

Acting Chief Education Officer Joy Adamson made that announcement yesterday during a tour of the Blackman and Gollop Primary School, which was recently decommissioned as a COVID-19 Isolation Facility.

The senior education official said since Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw announced last month that staff would return on April 19 and Class 3, Class 4 as well as fifth and sixth form students would return on April 20, plans had been in train.

“We have designated our education officers to three schools. They will be making contact with the principals and ensuring everything is in place as it relates to sanitising equipment and materials they will require. The principals, their staff and management teams are looking now to set up the rooms for the exam classes.