Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 16, 2020 (SKNIS)
Although on-site instruction in schools has been suspended for a two-week period, students will still have an opportunity to learn at home online thanks to FLOW Study, says Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, the Honourable Shawn Richards, during the April 16 National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) COVID-19 Daily Briefing.
Deputy Prime Minister Richards stated that it is critical that learning still continues at home. As such, the Ministry of Education has taken the necessary steps to ensure that teaching and learning will continue for students despite the extended school closure.

“The Ministry of Education’s Curriculum Development Unit and Early Childhood Unit have organized a selection of educational materials, lessons and activity suggestions to support continued education in the home,” he said. “These are for learners at the early childhood, primary, and secondary levels.”

The deputy prime minister stated that the educational resources were developed from input from the teachers.

He added that the work that will be available for students will be grade appropriate and will be in alignment with content from different subject areas that students covered in schools during the last school term.

“These locally structured and approved educational resources will become available on the Ministry of Education’s website www.education.gov.kn as of Monday, 20th April, 2020,” he said. “The website will be intermittently updated with new content during this initial two-week period of school closure.

Next week, all students in St. Kitts and Nevis will be issued a username and password which will allow access to the FLOW Study platform, said the deputy prime minister. He said that the FLOW Study platform is “a website that provides for self-paced learning of content that is aligned with our primary and secondary school curricula.”

Using the Ministry of Education issued FLOW Study username and password, students and their families