Ministry of Education, St Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain.

Anna-Lisa Paul

When schools reopen on April 12 for the third academic term only secondary school students in Forms Four to Six will be returning to physical classroom, and not Standard Five students as was previously anticipated. No reason was given for the change of plans

In a release earlier today, the Ministry of Education said schools will continue operating on a hybrid system as was done during the last term.

“Students of Forms 4-6 will access physical classes for practical subject components ONLY and all other secondary, primary and ECCE students will continue with the online or package systems,” the release stated.

“All educational material provided by the Ministry of Education via television, radio, print media and online will continue to be available for student and parent access.”

The hybrid system caters for online classes and packages for teaching to continue as far as possible and for secondary levels students to report to school for the completion of practicals, SBAs and internal assessments only. Face to face classes will be held only where absolutely necessary.