Education Min. says no advisory issued for parents to remove children from the schools amid Covid-19 concerns

by March 11th, 2020

Amid concerns by parents over the local spread of Covid-19 in schools, the Ministry of Education says, no advisory has been issued for parents to remove children from the institutions.

This, as parents today (March 11) flocked to a number of schools to collect their children during school hours.

Speaking with Irie Fm News, Director of Communications in the Ministry, Colin Steer, notes that the ministry is aware of the concerns by parents.

Mr. Steer also sought to dispel rumours that students were collected by the Health Ministry, due to Covid-19 health concerns.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, says it remains confident that school administrators are making use of the precautionary information being disseminated, to mitigate against anyone becoming infected or affected by Covid-19.

In a statement today, (March 11) the Education Ministry reminded school administrators to implement all the preventative measures, without compromise.

The ministry says, where school administrators are made aware of any person within their institution, who has come in contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case and has not exhibited any symptoms, the person should be advised to seek medical attention and be guided by such medical advice.

School administrators are being advised to alert and prepare teachers and caregivers to support children’s continued learning where school operation is disrupted.

The ministry says, it is in the process of preparing various types of electronic materials to be used alongside what is already available on the ministry’s website.