Friday 4 December, 2020

MoE: New academic year to see online learning from September

The Ministry of Education (MoE) is continuing with preparations for the start of the new academic year 2020-2021 guided by the Ministry of Health.

In a statement on Tuesday evening,  the MoE said due to the circumstances surrounding the spread of COVID -19, teaching and learning for Term 1, which stretches from September to December, 2020; will be implemented remotely. 

“The preparations of the MOE previous to the announcement of further critical preventative measures on August 15th, 2020, centered around the design of a blended learning experience- a mix of face-to-face and virtual classes; however, in light of the present circumstances, no face-to-face interaction is possible. Therefore the emphasis has shifted to the design of curriculum delivery methods using solely digital and traditional platforms, ensuring that no learner is left behind,” the release said.

It further noted that in an effort to ensure that the interests of all stakeholders are considered, a meeting will be held on Wednesday with all parties.

“Cognizant of the fact that all students do not have access to the online environment, the meeting
will refine varying approaches to reaching students and ensuring effective delivery and engagement.”

On Friday, August 28, 2020, members of the public will be briefed on the specific details of the operational and curriculum guidelines for Term I 2020/21 via a media conference.

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