COVID-19: Ministry of Education in Dominica provides measures to assist students at home

Chandler Hyacinth. File photo

The Minister for Education, Human Resource Planning, Vocational Training and National Excellence has put various measures in place to assist students who have had to stay at home because of Covid-19.

Concerns have been expressed about students who are preparing for the 2020 Caribbean Examinations Council (CSEC) Exams.

 “For the secondary schools, besides the use of google classroom we are still preparing for CXC Exams, so we are using the CXC learning hub as a medium the students can review,” Permanent Secretary in the Minister for Education, Human Resource Planning, Vocational Training and National Excellence Chandler Hyacinth said during an interview with State-Owned Radio DBS.  “We are using the FLOW classroom that students can use to prepare for exams.”

She said for the secondary schools as well, teachers are asked to make materials available for students for review.

This, Hyacinth said, can come in various forms.

“We have the Digicel Learning Hub which has a lot of material including material for grade 6 and we encourage students with access to the internet and with devices to use the Learning Hub as a means to review,” she stated.

She added that in the absence of internet and devices, students can still collect their information from the teachers in the various institutions.

“We also have the jump-drives that we have with materials; they are also available from the education officers as well,” the educational official said.

Parents are asked to make use of the various options that are available to keep students occupied.

Hyacinth went on to say that material will also be placed on on the education website through Facebook so that students will be occupied during the time they are home.

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  1. Josh Shaw
    April 15, 2020

    This is a jokers ministry, all square pegs in round holes. Everything via internet yet half the teachers don’t have net service at home nor do 80% of students. So many communities around the island are without broadband. These people just worthless! Without broadband how do the teachers get on to put in info? How do the students get on to access the info that is or isn’t there? Lady please! Get real, then again it is just another episode of Dominica isn’t a real place!

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  2. Josephine francis
    April 15, 2020

    Education officials can u gave us and update on our children in Texas please

  3. meloboy
    April 15, 2020

    the least that could be done is provide the links to the various sites mentioned

  4. Sue
    April 15, 2020

    What type of grammar is this madame?
    “We also have the jump drive that we have”
    Who appoints these educators?

  5. Pearlz
    April 14, 2020

    Well one thing some primary school principals are hiding learning hub passwords from teachers. Some teachers are hanging around at home and other staff members are doing their work for them. Then again on a normal day they don’t do zilch but they are the best thing to happen after slice bread..

  6. Nkrumah Kwame
    April 14, 2020

    Shouldn’t it be “Ministry of …”instead of “Minister”??

  7. Citizen
    April 14, 2020

    When will we do things properly in Dominica? Ministry of education please put a comprehensive plan together and address the nation properly. Go and look at the plan that was presented by our sister island St. Lucia today.

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