Delay In Shipment Of “Can Do!” Primary Language Arts Workbooks

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The Ministry of Education, Sustainable Development, Innovation, Science, Technology and Vocational Training wishes to apologise to all its stakeholders for the delay in the arrival of the shipment of Can do! Primary Language Arts Student Books and Workbooks on island.

The delay is due to a temporary shutdown of IT systems and offices of publisher Macmillan Education, as a result of a cyberattack.

While the Ministry’s order was made many months in advance of the attack, the company is experiencing difficulty in fulfilling the backlog of orders.

The company has since given the Ministry an estimated delivery date of August 31, 2022. The Ministry, once again, apologises for the delay and thanks its partners and the general public for their continued patience and understanding.

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SOURCE: Ministry of Education

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  1. Stupid question, please bare with me! Since it is the Ministry that buys the books from Macmillan, why can’t the Ministry sell the books directly to parents instead of bookstores adding their markups to “necessary educational supplies-books”? How serious are we as a country to help our people, aka ” putting people first” ?

    • @Nooks, I completely agree with you although I don’t see where the last part “aka putting people first” comes in. Well except if you just want to be political which eats away from your point.
      But while we are at it, I am amazed that the Ministry would pretend that it is only the Can Do Books that are not on island. Between third week in July and now I have made several trips to book stores and still don’t have all my grade 5 books.


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