By Demion McTair. Updated 8:29 p.m., Friday, May 29, 2020, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).
Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – As part of its phased reopening of schools for in-person classes, the Ministry of Education says that grade five (5) students across St. Vincent and the Grenadines will return to their physical classrooms on July 3.
But, this will not be the case for grade five students from ten (10) primary schools, the Ministry of Education says in a release.
Grade five students of the Lodge Village Government, Kingstown Anglican, C.W. Prescod Primary, Kingstown Preparatory, Fitz Hughes Government, Barrouallie Government, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic, Lower Bay Primary, Bequia Seventh Day Adventist, and the Leeward Seventh Day Adventist schools will continue classes online for the rest of the semester, the ministry says.
The ministry says “the schools cannot adequately accommodate students of grades 4 and 6 at this time”.
Students of grades six and form five resumed classes at schools throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines on Monday, May 25, 2020 to prepare for final exams.
But, the ministry of education is planning to phase in more students to take in-person classes.
Schools across St. Vincent were forced to switch to an online modality since the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the hosting of normal in-person classes.
The semester will end on Friday, July 3, 2020, the ministry says.