Thursday 24 September, 2020

Samuel Jackman Prescod Principal says they are off to a smooth start

Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology students lined up for temperature checks for entry

Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology students lined up for temperature checks for entry

Students were lined up around the corner as the gates opened at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) for the start of their new semester.

With temperature checks and masks being required for entry, the students in line were orderly as they made their way into the facility.

Principal of the SJPI, Ian Drakes said the campus has taken every precaution to ensure the safety of students and faculty.

"We were able to put into place more than one main gate open for the checking of temperatures...of everyone as they enter the campus. Also, we have been able to relocate some of the divisions to enter from our other gates so as to avoid any bundling. And during our sessions, we have had some sanitization stations placed at strategic places by classrooms and by labs. And we have been distributing to the student body and the staff, the protocols so that everyone is fully aware and educated," Principal Drakes said.

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The SJPI Principal halso said they are more than ready for the challenge of blended learning under these circumstances and commended his faculty for the work they will continue to do to "kick COVID-19 to the curb".

"Today was really well-received and well-coordinated by the SJPI staff in directing students to the requisite campus protocols that we are practicing. We have been constantly reminding students to wear their masks...and to continue to sanitize so we can kick this COVID-19 to the curb," Principal Drakes said.

The SJPI Principal says he is enthusiastic for the rest of the term with plans in place for more virtual classrooms as a means to reduce the face to face interaction of students and faculty.

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