Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says he understands that many parents and citizens are anxious given the reopening of schools amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic.
“As a parent and a leader, I too share in this anxiety due to the unpredictability of the virus,” Chastanet wrote Sunday on his official Facebook page.
However, he called attention to the stringent protocols which have been implemented by the Ministry of Health & Wellness in collaboration with Education officials and the cooperation of students, teachers, parents and the general public.
“Though it will not be easy, by working together we can safely get our education system back on track. Stay safe, follow the protocols, protect Saint Lucia,” Chastanet urged.
On Friday, the PM spent the day visiting a few of the schools that are currently being rehabilitated in preparation for the reopening of school.
He was accompanied by Minister for Education Dr Gale Rigobert and other ministry officials.