All schools across the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis reopened for face-to-face instruction on January 24, the St Kitts and Nevis Information Service (SKNIS) said.
During a recorded message Minister of Education, Jonel Powell stressed the importance of ensuring the safety of both students and staff alike on school premises as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
“Two weeks ago, I announced to the nation of St. Kitts and Nevis that the Federal Cabinet made the decision that the following educational institutions were to remain closed for in-person teaching and learning until Monday, 24th, January. The Ministry of Education places on record its high commendation for parents, teachers, and ancillary staff for their sacrificial work with our students during the last two weeks…”, the minister said.
Students must remain on campus during the lunch hour and therefore must pack a lunch, use the school meals provided or purchase from the school’s cafeteria or canteen.
These were some of the measures outlined by the minister for the reopening.
The Ministry of Education with guidance from the Ministry of Health has also decided to postpone all scheduled graduations, and sporting events will not take place during this period.