COVID-19 is a disease caused by a corona virus that is largely transmitted through respiratory droplets from infected persons when they cough or sneeze. The virus may also be transmitted when individuals touch their faces after touching surfaces contaminated with it. Since its discovery in China around the end of 2019, the disease has spread rapidly throughout the world; and it was declared a pandemic in March 2020 by the World Health Organization. Up to this point in time, millions of persons have been infected and hundreds of thousands have died worldwide. Owing to its highly infectious nature and its fatality, governments, organizations and individuals are working vigorously to stem the spread; and they have made recommendations and issued guidelines in this regard.
The Ministry of Education, National Reconciliation and Information having consulted with major stakeholders has taken the decision to reopen schools one week later than was previously communicated.
Students will resume face to face engagement on September 7, 2020 while teachers will return to school on August 31, 2020 to assist with finalizing arrangements for the new school year.
Recognizing that the well-being of our nation’s children and educators is an absolute priority amidst a global pandemic, this week will allow teachers to be actively engaged with health professionals to review the individualized protocols and plan effectively for the new school year.
The Ministry of Education has asked Principals to collect information from students who have devices or access to a device with the capability to access online learning and e-Testing. From our end, a Google Form was created to make the data collection easier. It would be greatly appreciated if you or your son/ward can complete said form as soon as possible. Please find the link below. Thank you for your cooperation.