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J PIERRE ADMIN PROCURES CLOSE TO 4000 LAPTOPS FOR FIRST FORM STUDENTS

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The Philip J Pierre led Administration has made its first move to close the laptop gap as the academic year reopens online. “…close to four thousand…” laptop computers are being sourced according to Education Minister Shawn Edward for distribution among the island’s form one students.

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ARE THE COVID-19 PROTOCOLS PLACING STUDENTS IN HARM’S WAY AT HOME?

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With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping students at home and out of the physical classrooms, the Education Ministry is reporting a concerning rise in child abuse and teen pregnancy. The COVID related disruptions to the academic year has apparently placed school aged students at greater risk of abuse and exploitation. Acting Chief Education Officer Cirus Cepal noted in the last year a number of secondary school girls became pregnant. In a September 12 back to school address, Education Minister Shawn Edward revealed some students, “…have fallen prey…” to abuse.

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NPA expresses disappointment in the behavior of students during online instructions

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HIGH COVID NUMBERS BLAMED FOR LOW ATTENDANCE RATE AT LOCAL PRESCHOOLS

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The price tag for construction Amid a lethal surge in COVID-19 infections, parents are confronted by a daunting decision that could affect the early education needs of preschoolers. Face to face classes for children less than five years officially commenced on September 6. One local preschool says cautious parents chose to keep their children at home on the first day. But, low attendance numbers could spell long term financial worries for preschool administrators.

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