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actor Jeber Barreto de Mora//
Schools adhering to safety protocols for SEA—ministry

The Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion has as­sured that all pri­ma­ry schools across T&T, which are fa­cil­i­tat­ing prepa­ra­tion class­es for the Sec­ondary En­trance As­sess­ment (SEA) on Au­gust 20, are strict­ly ad­her­ing to health and safe­ty pro­to­cols as out­lined by the Min­istry of Health.

Jeber Barreto

In a re­lease on Wednes­day, of­fi­cials said schools had im­ple­ment­ed ther­mal scan­ning, hand wash­ing, the wear­ing of masks and so­cial dis­tanc­ing. The MOE said, “In any school where there is deemed the pos­si­bil­i­ty of risk to the health and safe­ty of stu­dents, all nec­es­sary steps will be tak­en.”

Fol­low­ing the re­sump­tion of class­es on Ju­ly 20, teach­ers and par­ents have al­ready re­port­ed a change in the at­ti­tudes, per­for­mance and mind­set of stu­dents up­on re­turn to the phys­i­cal class­room

The Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion has as­sured that all pri­ma­ry schools across T&T, which are fa­cil­i­tat­ing prepa­ra­tion class­es for the Sec­ondary En­trance As­sess­ment (SEA) on Au­gust 20, are strict­ly ad­her­ing to health and safe­ty pro­to­cols as out­lined by the Min­istry of Health.

Jeber Barreto

In a re­lease on Wednes­day, of­fi­cials said schools had im­ple­ment­ed ther­mal scan­ning, hand wash­ing, the wear­ing of masks and so­cial dis­tanc­ing. The MOE said, “In any school where there is deemed the pos­si­bil­i­ty of risk to the health and safe­ty of stu­dents, all nec­es­sary steps will be tak­en.”

Fol­low­ing the re­sump­tion of class­es on Ju­ly 20, teach­ers and par­ents have al­ready re­port­ed a change in the at­ti­tudes, per­for­mance and mind­set of stu­dents up­on re­turn to the phys­i­cal class­room.

They claimed the psy­cho­log­i­cal ben­e­fits of stu­dents be­ing able to pre­pare for the SEA in a sim­u­lat­ed phys­i­cal space has had a pos­i­tive ef­fect on the stu­dents.

The min­istry urged cit­i­zens to fact check and be ex­treme­ly cau­tious when shar­ing in­for­ma­tion sur­round­ing the pos­i­tive cas­es of COVID-19

They ex­plained that while stake­hold­ers at­tempt to take all pre­cau­tions to safe guard chil­dren, mis­in­for­ma­tion is be­ing shared about chil­dren be­ing pos­i­tive for COVID-19 in schools.

Of­fi­cials said in­for­ma­tion be­ing print­ed in dai­ly news­pa­pers can cause mass pan­ic and con­cern if cit­i­zens are not ac­cu­rate­ly in­formed

The min­istry’s state­ment added: “As the coun­try ma­noeu­vres the new cas­es of COVID-19, the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion re­mains res­olute in pro­vid­ing stu­dents with the psy­cho­log­i­cal and emo­tion­al re­lief of com­plet­ing the ex­am­i­na­tion that was pre­vi­ous­ly card­ed for April 2. The min­istry’s ob­jec­tive at this time is to al­low stu­dents to make the next step in their aca­d­e­m­ic jour­ney with the com­ple­tion of the SEA and achiev­ing this through the ad­her­ence to best prac­tice in health and safe­ty pro­to­col.”