Basseterre: St. Kitts, April 17, 2020 (SKNIS)
Minister of Education Hon. Shawn Richards has unveiled the ministry’s plan for a phased approach to student learning as the ministry remains responsive and alert to the required changes to the school calendar as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Commenting on his ministry’s commitment to the health, safety and education of its constituents in the teaching and learning process, the minister advised that Educational institutions would
remain closed initially for an additional two weeks.
As a first phase of the Home Based Continued Education Plan, the minister revealed that a selection of educational materials, lessons and activity suggestions to support continued education in the home have been compiled by the Early Childhood Development Unit and the Curriculum Development Unit.
These can be accessed from Monday, 20th April by visiting the ministry’s website at www.education.gov.kn. It is important to note that these suggested educational resources were compiled locally and are organised by grades and subject areas. Also in phase one, Flow Study SKN will be implemented from Monday April 20 over a period of two weeks. During this time, all primary and secondary school students in St. Kitts and Nevis will be issued usernames and passwords to access the self-paced Flow Study site.
Minister Richards highlighted the benefits of using the ministry-issued log in information. These include providing a simplified registration process, technical support from the ministry as well as ongoing student support when they return to school. He underscored the fact that data that will
be collected based on students’ online activity and this would be used subsequently by their classroom teachers.
Phase two of the Home-Based Learning Programme will come on stream should the need for schools to remain closed need be extended. This Home based learning would involve the use of Microsoft Teams a virtual classroom learning