On Monday August 24th 2020 officials from the Ministry of Education will make an announcement on the proposed reopening of school and the start of the new school year.
“I am aware that there has been much anxiety by parents and the wider public regarding this pending announcement. However, with the circumstances that exist, given the fact that we are still dealing with Covid-19, we had to ensure that discussions were held with all of our major stakeholders and partners, ahead of any such pronouncements. It is also prudent for us too, that whatever measures and protocols that we adopt, will ensure that the safety of our students, the staff, caretakers and others is of paramount importance at all times as we continue to minimize the negative impact of Covid-19 as a country,” said Dr. Gale Rigobert on her official Facebook page.
And so on Monday, the Chief Education Officer Mrs. Fiona Mayer, the Permanent Secretary Ms. Michelle Charles and the Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Belmar George will seek to inform parents and the general public as to what the proposed format for the new school year will be and how we arrived at this.
“As Minister for Education, next week I will also be making an address to the nation on the New School Term as well as a number of other pertinent developments regarding the Education Sector here in Saint Lucia,” Rigobert said.