Schools across St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) will remain closed for “the time being”, Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, Hon. Luke Browne announced via his Facebook page on Tuesday (Apr. 21) afternoon.
Browne informed that health officials met with the Ministry of Education to discuss the re-opening of schools.
It was decided that schools will remain closed and the situation will be reviewed in two weeks.
Schools closed one week earlier than the scheduled Easter break due to growing concerns of global pandemic COVID-19. Schools would have reassembled on Tuesday April 14th, 2020, to begin the third and final term of the school year. Instead, the closure was extended for an additional two weeks.
Now, the Health Minister has informed that the decision to re-open schools will again be reviewed in two weeks.
In the meantime, educational sessions for students are being conducted online.
Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Godwin Friday has asserted that schools should remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.