Grade 9 pupils to restart classes Wednesday the 24th of June

The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) has make known the restarting of classes for grade 9 pupils this Wednesday.

Education minister Claudiana Cole disclosed this to the press at her office in Banjul on Friday that the restarting date for grade 12 pupils will be announced at a later date.

This development came exceeding the closure of all schools in the country due to the Corona Virus pandemic.

‘Minister Cole said the closures have affected about 674,300 students in conventional and recognised madrassa schools from early childhood to senior secondary school levels, thus resulting to an said the closures thwarted the annual target of 880 school contact hours.
Two weeks ago, government relaxed the state of emergency restrictions in order to open and extend business operations and reopening of schools.’

Minister Cole said the resumption was in response to the concerns brought forward by parents.
“In keeping with the WHO measures and the Ministry of Health guidelines, my ministry will be closely working with our regional education directorates to ensure compliance on the social and physical distancing and availability of Covid-19 personal protection equipment,” she assured the public.

Source___Standard Newspaper

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