Sunday 29 November, 2020

NIA identifies second location for Charlestown school

Troy Liburd, Junior Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration interacts with staff and students during a tour of the Farms Estate extension of the Charlestown Preschool on September 07, 2020. Photo courtesy Nevis Island Administration.

Troy Liburd, Junior Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration interacts with staff and students during a tour of the Farms Estate extension of the Charlestown Preschool on September 07, 2020. Photo courtesy Nevis Island Administration.

The Ministry of Education on Nevis has opened a second facility, located in Farms Estate, that will act as an extension of the Charlestown Preschool for the 2020/2021 academic school year.

During a tour of public schools on September 07, 2020, Troy Liburd, Junior Minister of Education in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) explained that the second facility had become necessary to allow for physical distancing.

He said: "We realized that the Charlestown Preschool had more students than the small space located at Stoney Grove could accommodate, and so we needed to extend the school. This is indicative of what we have been doing at all our schools. We’ve had to go through the schools to ensure that our students could be properly seated, and we believe that we have done a good job."

Minister Liburd said while there are no active cases of COVID-19 in St Kitts and Nevis, chances are the virus could be re-introduced when the federation reopens its borders.

He remains hopeful that the safety protocols currently in place will continue to protect teachers and students.

Supervisor of the Charlestown Preschool, Lisa Lee expressed gratitude to the Ministry for providing the additional site to accommodate all of the students enrolled with the school.

She encouraged parents to be patient and to continue to offer support during the changeover process.


 

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