Education institutions shall also continue operating by adhering to administrative measures and strategies that were used in the third term of 2019/20 pertaining to teacher and students’ attendance, time on task, continuous
assessment and remediation.
As you are aware, the Ministry of Education re-opened schools on 7th September, 2020 with all the COVID-19 measures in place and all schools were successfully closed on the 18th December, 2020 with no
registered case of COVID-19. With the rise in COVID-19 cases, we urge all parents, teachers, learners
and students to strictly practice the three preventive measures:
washing hands, social distancing and wearing of face masks.
All public and private schools, Technical and Teacher Training
Colleges and Universities must remind learners and students of the
COVID-19 measures and prevention during the first meeting in class on 4th January 2020. This will enable us to protect each other.
The Ministry of Education, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health,
shall closely monitor all education institutions and advise of any changes and directions according to the situation on the ground.
The Ministry is aware that COVID-19 is amidst us and appeals for education institutions to be in constant touch with the community health surveillance systems so that the institutions are always alert on issues of public health.
All school managers and educators are further reminded that they should implement the curriculum and all remedial guidelines that have been laid down to ensure maximum coverage of the curriculum as the 2021 academic calendar is shorter than the ideal, taking into account that the calendar is still in the catch-up strategy.
All educators, stakeholders and the general public are reminded that
the school calendar is harmonized for all education institutions at all levels whether public or private. No education institution should therefore operate outside this academic calendar.
The Ministry calls upon all institutions to strictly adhere to and be in full compliance with this directive.
Finally, the Ministry would like to remind all institutions and the general public, to strongly adhere to COVID-19 preventive measures at all times as stipulated in the September 2020 school re-opening