Thousands of primary and secondary school students in Barbados returned to face to face classes today for the first time in many months.
Minister of Education Kay McConney and Chief Education Officer, Dr. Ramona Archer-Bradshaw led a team of ministry officials that toured several schools.
Ms. McConney says the ministry will use the lessons learnt from this initial restart as they expand the return to face to face.
Meantime, Dr. Archer-Bradshaw said that what she saw this morning made her even more convinced that they made the right decision.
Head Boy of St. Winifred’s School Ryan Brooks says online school was challenging and he and the other students are happy to return to face-to-face learning.
President of the Barbados Union of Teachers, Rudy Lovell, says that the union so far has been receiving several complaints relating to the conditions at some schools.
Mr. Lovell tells Starcom Network News he hopes these matters can be swiftly addressed.