Basseterre: St. Kitts, April 18, 2020: “Parents and guardians can rest assured that things are in place for children’s continued education from Monday, 20th April when they were initially scheduled to return to school”, says Dr. Debbie Isaac, Chief Education Officer.
Many concerned parents and guardians have been in touch with school officials and have also been browsing the internet in recent times, seeking to ensure that there are adequate learning resources for their children’s virtual school experience. Such actions have resulted from the extended closure of school in national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Principal Education Officer at the Ministry of Education on Nevis, Ms Zahnela Claxton who is in full agreement with the Chief Education Officer, stated that she is equally pleased with the level of support coming from various Ministry departments to assist parents in this regard.
She indicated that the Education Planning Division (EPD) including the Curriculum Development Unit (CDU) and the Education Management Information System (EMIS) worked tirelessly to prepare necessary materials which are now uploaded to the Ministry’s website. The Early Childhood Development unit was also instrumental in preparing activities for pre-school aged children.
Dr. Isaac and Ms. Claxton have concurred that the focus of the work over the past three weeks has been challenging and unprecedented. But their collaborative effort with input from different departments has made the work invaluable and comprehensive.
Two sites were identified as main sources of Information and interface: http://www.education.gov.kn/ and https://flowstudy.co/page/countries. Education Planner in the Education Planning Division, Mr. Quinton Morton said that the Ministry of Education’s website is easy to navigate, and has, in simple steps, outlined how to access Flow Study and other activities for students.