Govt of St Kitts and Nevis lifts shift system from schools, allows to return to full-time instruction

The decision has been announced by the Minister of Education, Jonel Powell, and stated that the Ministry of Education has decided to subtract the shift system that was come into effect more than a year ago.   

Govt of St Kitts and Nevis lifts shift system from schools, allows to return to full-time instruction
Govt of St Kitts and Nevis lifts shift system from schools, allows to return to full-time instruction

St Kitts and Nevis: The government of St Kitts and Nevis has lifted the shit system from the schools that were adopted by them to combat and contain the deadly impact of the viral infection of the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday, April 11, 2022. 

The decision has been announced by the Minister of Education, Jonel Powell, and stated that the Ministry of Education has decided to subtract the shift system that was come into effect more than a year ago.                                                        

While declaring the decision, Health Minister stated, “The Ministry is effortlessly committed to a course of action which will also make the students interact with the teachers for a long time. During the period of the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to save the students of the Federation, the Ministry of Health advised the ministry of education, and that’s why we have taken the decision to return to full-day instruction for all the students who are studying in the public schools.”

Providing clarification, Minister Powell elaborated that this means that all the educational institutions such as including Basseterre High School, Washington Archibald High School and Cotton Thomas Comprehensive School, who are following the instruction of the education ministry and operating the schools on the shift system, are allowed to return to the full-time instruction at the start of the third teem. 

The provision will come into effect on April 25, 2022. Further, Minister Powell also urged that while keeping the health and well-being of students in mind, the schools should follow all the COVID-19 protocols. 

“When we allowed commencing full-time instruction in all schools during Term III, I urge everyone to be cautious during the option of the schools and stick to all the precautionary measures and guidelines stated by the National COVID-19 Task Force. Let us continue to uphold the great hygiene protocols and practice the necessary physical distancing which could limit the spread of the virus,” Education Minister Powell emphasized.