Schools in St.Vincent and the Grenadines will not reopen on April 14th as scheduled.
Minister of Education Hon. St. Clair Jimmy Prince made the announcement as he debated the EC $74 million supplementary estimates which lawmakers went on to approve last night.
Schools in SVG closed one week early for the Easter break, but Minister Prince says that the situation has not changed for the better since that time.
Prince said “We must note that the circumstances have changed in our local context; the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has increased and this was not the situation prior to the closure of school”
The Education Minister noted that a review will be done after two weeks to determine whether students should return to the classroom.
Minister Prince also mentioned the means through which the government will deliver educational materials through online platforms and urged students to continue their learning through this modality.