Monday 19 October, 2020

All schools closed today due to weather system

(FILE)

(FILE)

[Update at 9 am, October 1]

The Barbados Vocational Training Board, as well as private schools, are also closed today.

Additionally, the Child Care Board advises that all public day nurseries will be closed. 

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has indicated that the City Guilds English and Mathematics examinations scheduled for today will be postponed. An alternate date will be sent to students writing these examinations. 

However, the University of the West Indies' Cave Hill and Open Campuses remains open for classes and regular business operations. 

[Original story: 7:48 am, October 1, 2020] 

The Ministry of Education Technological and Vocational Training has indicated that due to the predicted weather system and potential for flooding, and in the interest of the safety of teachers, parents and students all schools will be closed. 

This also includes the Samual Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology, Barbados Community College and Erdiston Teachers College.

Institutions have been advised to engage students using the online modality where possible.

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