As schools officially reopened virtually in Saint Lucia on Monday as a result of the current COVID-19 surge, Prime Minister, Philip J. Pierre, urged students to be diligent in their studies despite the challenges that will come.
” I know that this is not the ideal situation but I can assure you that this administration will continue to work with you, your teachers, and your parents to provide you with the tools and opportunities that you require to excel,” Pierre stated on his official Facebook page.
“As the son of a teacher, I witnessed the many hats that teachers have to wear daily. Your devotion to our students is priceless but do know that we hear you, and, we are working to support you, especially during this difficult time,” the Castries East MP stated.
He also urged parents to be patient with and supportive of their children as the youngsters continue their studies in these uncertain times.
“They too have their fears and require your love and attention,” Pierre explained.
“Getting back to the physical classroom will require us to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to get vaccinated. I encourage parents who have children 12-17 years old to speak with a health official about the Pfizer vaccine for their child. The future of our children is at stake. Let us act responsibly to get them back to safe, physical classrooms. All the best for the new academic year. Make it count,” the Prime Minister said.