Mass training of SVG teachers in online systems

By Demion McTair Updated 8:12 a.m., Wednesday, 8 April 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4)

Kingstown (ON SVG) – Mass training of teachers and education officers in online systems is currently taking place in St. Vincent and the Grenadines as Covid-19 pandemic has led to the disruption of face-to-face learning.

Minister of Education, Jimmy Prince said in Parliament on Tuesday that over 200 teachers have already been trained and over 200 more will be trained this week in an initiative spearheaded by the University of the West Indies, Open Campus.

As for delivery of material, the Minister said “consensus was reached on a suitable online platform for mass education of students following a review of a variety of needs”.

“The OECS Education Management Unit has suggested strongly that we use Notes Master and the Microsoft Teams were determined to be the most suitable” – the minister added.

The move comes as schools in St. Vincent will be closed for a further two weeks, in the first instance, as the country tries to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Hear the Minister’s statement in the video clip:

Written by onenewsstvincent

One News St. Vincent is a subsidiary of ONE NEWS MEDIA which also includes Campus Reporter News (UWI Mona) and Secrets of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Travel and Tourism site. One News St. Vincent was founded on March 25, 2020. It is designed to bring a fresh social media engagement approach to news presentation in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the rest of the eastern Caribbean.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: