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Schools in the Federation off to a disruptive start for the 2021-2022 academic year due to COVID-19

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Basseterre: St. Kitts, Tuesday, September 14, 2021: The Ministry of Education (MOE) remains vigilant to the impact that COVID-19 is having on the education of the young people within St. Kitts and Nevis. The disruption at the start of the new school year because of COVID-19 has already impacted face-to-face instruction of students in two secondary schools.

Both the Charles E. Mills Secondary School (CEMSS) and the Washington Archibald High School (WAHS) have had to revert to remote learning. The decision to transfer the mode of learning in these institutions aligns with the Health and Safety protocols outlined in the MOE Guidelines for the Re-opening of Schools 2021-2022. This document ensures the continuity of learning for students so as to minimize the worsening situation in relation to education brought about by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The MOE Guidelines for the Re-opening of Schools 2021-2022 outlines several emergency levels in schools and subsequent actions by the Ministry to protect the health and ensure safety of all employees in the various educational institutions. It also outlines the logistical arrangements for school operations in light of the national COVID-19 situation.

Parents, guardians and the general public can access the MOE Guidelines for the Re-opening of Schools 2021-2022 on the Ministry of Education’s website; www.education.gov.kn so as to familiarize themselves with the way forward for education within the Federation in a COVID-19 environment.

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