Virtual Stakeholder Meeting Held to Prepare for Term I 2020/21.

Dr. the Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister of Education, and Minister Lisa Morris-Julian engaged education stakeholders from both Trinidad and Tobago in a virtual meeting on Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 in preparation for the upcoming school term. The meeting, attended by stakeholders representing the interests of teachers, parents, principals, ECCE, primary and secondary students- including students with disabilities,  comprehensively ventilated questions, concerns and recommendations from stakeholders ahead of the Ministry’s statement to  the national community on Friday 28th August regarding the implementation of teaching and learning for Term I of this new school year.

The Ministers, supported by the Executive of the Ministry of Education, presented the Ministry’s plan for the virtual school term which included  discussions around devices, connectivity, broadcasting of lessons, guidelines for teachers, orientation of new students, guidance and support for students and parents, conversion of resources for students without digital access and those with disabilities, the School Feeding Programme and other related topics. As the Ministry prepares for the ‘new normal’, all efforts are being made to anticipate and prepare for every eventuality.

Guided by international best practice, the Ministry of Education intends to make the necessary transition to Home-Based Learning beneficial for each student across Trinidad and Tobago. The Ministry will continue to keep the public abreast of important developments throughout this unprecedented period, and at a media conference on Friday, August 28th, will detail the plans for the upcoming school term which are designed to ensure that no child is left behind.

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