by Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The increase in COVID-19 cases on Nevis have resulted in the temporary pause of face-to-face learning for students at some of the island’s primary and secondary schools.
Nevis’ Ministry of Education through Principal Education Officer Ms. Zahnela Claxton communicated to parents and guardians of the transition to online learning via Microsoft Teams.
Students of the Cecele Browne Integrated School, who were engaged in online instruction during week one, will continue online learning until further notice. The communication said “all classes at the …school will conduct teaching and learning activities online.”
Grade 6 students of the St. Thomas’ Primary School (STPS) also entered the virtual classroom on Tuesday, September 21 as a result of exposure to COVID-19.
Fifth and third-form students and their teachers at the Charlestown Secondary School (CSS) have also been required to continue class online which took effect from Wednesday, September 22.
The Principal Education Officer advised parents and guardians of students at CSS and STPS that a representative from the Health Emergency Operation Centre will contact them shortly.
The latest COVID-19 report for Nevis dated Sunday, September 19 indicates 314 confirmed cases for the island with 148 recovering and 166 remaining active. One person is currently hospitalised and two have succumbed to the illness.