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JM | Jun 30, 2022

National summer school programme open to primary and secondary level students, free of cost

Ategie Edwards

Ategie Edwards / Our Today

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National Literacy Coordinator, Ministry of Education Youth, Dr Andre Hill (Photo: JIS)

In an effort to address the learning gap brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, students across the island are being given the opportunity, by the Ministry of Education and Youth, to attend summer school classes for Summer 2022.

Slated to begin July 4, the National Summer School programme, according to National Literacy Coordinator, Dr Andre Hill, is one of several initiatives being put on by the government to bridge the gaps in learning of the past two years.

A part of the National School Learning and Intervention Plan (NSLIP), this four-week programme, ending on July 28, is open to both primary and secondary students and will be free of cost.

With lessons being delivered using two modalities – online and face-to-face – Hill noted that teachers are required to utilise the performance data to recommend students for either modality.

Students at the Constant Spring Primary School sit attentively during presentations before a tree planting activity hosted by the European Union Delegation to Jamaica at the Constant Spring Primary School on Friday, June 3, 2022. (Photo: Contributed)

Discussions and plans for the logistics of physical learning will take place at the regional and school levels.

Students who will be joining virtually will have on-demand access to the platform and content for the entire summer period.

Approved service providers include Learning Hub Online, EduFocal Limited and One-on-One Educational Services Limited.                          

For further information or queries, persons have been urged to contact the regional literacy coordinators.

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