Education Minister, Fayval Williams, says in short order the government will advise the country on how face to face classes are to resume.

The Education Minister again reiterated that the government is seeking to ensure that the restart of in-person classes is done safely.

Meanwhile, Minister Williams says so far the government has distributed some 6-thousand tablets to students across the island.

In its first disbursement, the government is to distribute 40-thousand tablets to students in grades four to six who are on the PATH programme.

The Education Minister says the government is to also distribute laptops to high school students soon.

She says the government is to launch a programme designed to encourage stakeholders from the private sector and other sections of society to donate electronic devices to students.

Minister Williams says the aim is to equip each student with either a tablet or a laptop.

Fayval Williams, Education Minister.

She was addressing the media Tuesday at a ceremony where she distributed tablets to students at the Jones Town Primary School in St Andrew.

 In the meantime, Jamaica Teachers’ Association, JTA, President, Jasford Gabriel, says he’s encouraged by the government’s pronouncements on finding a solution to the problem of internet access. 

He says the JTA continues to be guided by the Health Ministry’s guidelines on whether schools can resume face to face classes in a safe way.

Jasford Gabriel, President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, speaking yesterday with Nationwide News.