Mabaruma primary school in Region 1 was not closed on Wednesday because teachers tested positive for COVID-19, an official confirmed.
The newsroom reported earlier that the school was closed for Wednesday sessions, but the school was in fact open. Only one teacher would have tested positive. The newsroom was misled by a teacher in the area and apologizes for releasing the original story which we acknowledged created unrest both in the area and across the board. national.
“There was a teacher who was from Georgetown, she arrived late Monday, she had flu-like symptoms and she was in the company of about two teachers and the [head teacher] advised, because they had flu-like symptoms, to take a COVID test.
“They went to the hospital, they got the test, one came back positive, the others who went with her were negative,” Marti De Souza, deputy director of education told the press room. for the development of Native American and hinterland education.
He said all school staff were also tested for the virus. Their results are negative.
Since schools reopened for full physical learning after nearly two years, parents have flooded social media with a plethora of complaints.
With the exception of first and seventh graders, schools reopened on January 3, 2021 to all children for the Easter school term.
According to a schedule published by the Ministry of Education, physical classes for primary school children in grades 1 through 5 will be rotated while all children in grade 6 will be required to attend classes every day.
It has been noted that if all children can be accommodated in a school with the proper social distancing guidelines, then they can attend classes every day.
In addition, all high school students are required to attend classes every day. There will be no rotation or online courses offered.
Guyana has reported significant learning losses and school dropouts with the closure of schools to curb the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Department of Education has since introduced a consolidated curriculum to help curb learning loss. This means that topics that would be repeated in other subjects are now merged into one.