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Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly says based on present Covid-19 figures, there is no indication that schools cannot reopen as planned from February 8.
Gadsby-Dolly and senior Ministry of Education officials met yesterday with Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh and health officials to further discuss the partial reopening of schools.
Pupils who wrote the 2020 CXC and CAPE examinations and were eagerly awaiting the Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) review to see an improvement in their grades have been disappointed that the review has resulted in “no significant” changes.
And Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly says a review was no guarantee grades would be changed.
Updated results were released on Monday, following a review exercise undertaken by CXC.
One hundred and sixty-eight laptops have been distributed by the Ministry of Education for use by pupils and teachers, as the new school term moves ahead in a virtual format.
The laptops were delivered during a brief hand-over ceremony at the Ministry of Education in Port of Spain yesterday.
Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly has promised to inform the relevant departments immediately for action to be taken following severe flooding at Reform Hindu School yesterday.
Naparima MP Rodney Charles yesterday wrote Gadsby-Dolly about the situation at the school.