Key Points from the Ministry of Education’s Press Conference – Monday August 29th 2022
- Minister of Education Nyan Gadsby-Dolly stated that approximately 305,000 students and 30,100 teachers are expected for the physical opening of Term 1 of the Academic Year 2022 / 2023.
- Chief Education Officer Dr Peter Smith announced that masking in schools is highly recommended but not mandatory.
- The Chief Education Officer also announced that, due to the effectiveness of the Community Police in clamping down on school violence, the patrols will continue at the 17 identified schools in the new term.
- The SEA 2023 examination will be held on Wednesday March 29th. Registration for the examination for public and private primary schools will open on September 12th and end on November 11th 2022. Parents are asked to make careful note of this date.
- A data entry firm is currently being engaged to facilitate the phased creation of E classrooms for all primary and secondary teachers.
- Minister Gadsby Dolly announced that in the next year, 3 competitions will be launched for Primary and Secondary students in the areas of Agriculture, The Environment and Visual/Performing Arts.
- Minister Gadsby-Dolly stated that the Music and Arts programme is currently under review and by the end of September the new vision for the programme will be announced, with an emphasis on the Primary School level.