Bahamas: Education is the soul of development. There is pandemic, or no pandemic education is a must for every. Hon. Dr Hubert A. Minnis, Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, declares Reopening of School for 2020/2021 Easter Term.
The Department of Education prefers to encourage the general public that all government schools will reopen for instruction on Monday, 4th January 2021. According to the department of education, Due to the current Emergency Powers Orders, students on the islands of New Providence, Abaco, Eleuthera and Exuma will not report to a school site. Still, they will log in to their school via the Department of Education’s virtual learning platform to attend school virtually.
Students on the other islands of Bahamas will report to their school campus for face-to-face instruction. All school-based staff (i.e. teachers, school administrators and support staff) including those posted on the islands of New Providence, Abaco, Eleuthera and Exuma, are expected to report to their school campus unless otherwise permitted by their principal.
People commented actively. The Facebook user wrote, “The Private schools will continue to have the advantage because of the smaller numbers. All I can say is try to get your kids out of govt schools cuz this isn’t making any sense!”
Another User Lexi Gibson said, “You know what is sad, We will fuss and fuss yet not do our best to get our kids/ourselves prepared for the opening of school. Every Island/School have its own dynamics; every case is different.”
Heather lowe asked “But why? Why must the children in Abaco suffer for the government’s stupidity? Why can’t they access education like the rest of Bahamians? Abaco can not function virtually… there is not consistent electricity, much less wifi. Wear masks and social distance and let the children have some sense of normalcy.”
Ferranti Curry said, “This how you’ll start 2021 off… I need good newsman. My daughter and I are mentally exhausted of these virtual classes. Why is Abaco really on the virtual list??? It doesn’t have to do with covid-19 cases I’m sure. I told my daughter today her virtual class start on Monday, her anxiety-laden response of “why I have to do that again, mommy?”… you’ll think Abaco people built from steel aye.”