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In a televised statement Minister of Education Priya Manickchand said that “all schools will remain closed to face to face teaching for the month of September, while we continue to review and evaluate the evolution of the disease and the school’s readiness”.The Education Minister in her address today explained that moving forward, there cannot be any single approach to address learning opportunities for the nation’s children.“We will have to use blended and multifaceted learning approaches in the coming months and we will have”.The Ministry is looking to introduce online classes, television sessions, and the possibility of learning material being sent to the homes of students. She explained that new content is being developed for The Learning Channel and schools are also being made physically ready for their eventual opening at some stage.The Education Minister said enough work was not done in the past months since the closure of schools to prepare for their eventual reopening in a time of COVID. She has indicated that she will continue to meet with the senior officials of the Ministry as they work out various plans to address learning in a new age.




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