As children return to school in a COVID-19 environment, the guests on this week’s episode of ECCB Connects are of the view that stakeholders in education should work together to ensure that the region’s children excel academically.
Secondary School Teacher of Science and Unit Head, Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School – Anguilla, Josephine Theophile-Richardson expressed the view that there is no way schools will be able to work alone and survive in the new normal.
Theophile-Richardson said that partnerships are needed and encourages a unified approach for the success of the region’s children.
Meanwhile, Information and Communication Technology Consultant, Ministry of Education Grenada, Jervis Dabreo says that the demand has been great to get additional devices in the hands of teachers and students to facilitate virtual lessons.
The ICT Specialist who is also a father of school aged children is of the view that parents too, have an important role to play in this partnership. Dabreo said that parents should speak to their children and keep them informed on the latest news about COVID-19. This he believes would avoid misinformation and make it easy for the children to understand the importance of following COVID-19 protocols.
For more information on the discussion on back to school in a COVID-19 environment, view this week’s episode of ECCB Connects: Click to view