School was in session today at the American International School in Kingston, AISK, despite an Education Ministry order for strictly virtual classrooms.
Nationwide’s news team visited AISK around 2 this afternoon, and observed children on the compound being picked up by adults.
A security guard at the gate confirmed the school day being in session, but denied us entry, without proof of an appointment.
Meanwhile, President of the Jamaica Independent Schools Association, JISA, Dr. Faithlyn Wilson, says the Association received a bulletin confirming, that the virtual education was applicable to all schools.
However, Dr. Wilson says, a review of the situation was being considered based on previous permissions given to four schools by the Education Ministry and approval by the Ministry of Health.
AISK was one of the previously approved institutions.
She says, JISA met with Education Minister, Fayval Williams on Monday, and was promised a review of the situation.
President for the Jamaica Independent Schools Association, JISA, Dr. Faithlyn Wilson, speaking with the Nationwide News.
In the meantime, calls placed to Education Minister Fayval Williams, Acting Permanent Secretary Dr Grace McClean, and Acting Chief Education Officer, Dr Kassan Troupe, were unsuccessful.
Last week, the Ministry told our News Centre that some schools which had previously received approval to have face to face classes, had since been advised to desist.
Dr. Euphema Burke-Robinson is Registrar of the Independent Schools Unit in the Education Ministry.
Dr. Euphema Burke-Robinson, Registrar of the Independent Schools Unit in the Education Ministry, speaking last week on Nationwide @5.