Sunday 5 April, 2020

MoE tells principals: Stagger collection of learning materials

The Ministry of Education (MoE) is pleading with principals and education stakeholders to stagger the arrival of persons entering school compounds as the country fights to contain the spread of the COVID-19.

The MoE made the appeal in a media release on Thursday where it said it received reports that large numbers of parents and students have gathered at some schools to collect learning materials, which goes against recommendations for social distancing.

Meanwhile, Education Minister Anthony Garcia has extended his sincere thanks to all stakeholders who keep the business of education at the forefront at this time.

He said: “I wish to extend heartfelt thanks to the principals, teachers, parents, guardians and corporate Trinidad and Tobago who have stepped up to ensure that teaching and learning continues. It is at times like these that we are truly able to see what we are made of as a country and I am happy with the tremendous progress being made. The Ministry will continue to use ICT resources to further support this endeavour.”

He also commended the efforts of principals across the country to aid in the conducting of teaching and learning by providing resources students at the schools.

Parents and guardians are also reminded to encourage their children to practice safe hygiene habits as the global pandemic continues.

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