Education Minister, Fayval Williams says Regional Heads and Ministry Officials yesterday met with Principals and Board Chairs of 17 schools approved to participate in the Ministry’s face to face pilot programme. 

The programme is to begin next Monday.

The schools are; Yallahs High School, Steer Town Primary and Junior High School,  Somerton All-Age and Infant School, Newcombe Valley Primary School, Morgan’s Forest Primary and Infant, Mile Gully Primary School, Kemps Hill High School and Garlogie Primary and Junior High. 

The others are Chatsworth Primary and Infant School, Chantilly Primary School, Bethlehem All Age and Infant School and Ballards Valley Primary School. 

Alston High School, Moore Town Primary & Junior High School, Chalky Hill All Age, Moneague Primary and Junior High and Devon Primary round out the 17 schools. 

The Minister says three of the schools on the initial list leaked on social media have opted out of the pilot.

The three that opted out are Troy High, Albert Town High and Tranquility Primary and Infant School.

Meanwhile, Minister Williams says given concerns by some parents and stakeholders about the readiness for face to face classes, flexibility is being encouraged.

Fayval Williams, Education Minister speaking this afternoon with Nationwide News.