Tauna Thomas tells us more

Interim President of the National Parent-Teacher Association of Jamaica, the NPTAJ, Mitsie Harris Dillon, says they’re lobbying the Education Ministry to have schools reopen in January 2021 or later this year.

The call follows the recent surge in COVID-19 cases.

The acting NPTAJ boss says the association isn’t comfortable with the surge in COVID-19 cases.

She says some parents have already decided not to send their children out to school come September.

Mrs Harris Dillon says the Association’s written to the Education Minister to have the date for the reopening of schools pushed back from September 7, 2020.

Their request comes weeks before the planned reopening of schools after the country’s COVID 19 cases have climbed in recent days.

The NPTAJ’s appealing to parents and guardians with concerns to contact them.

It’s also urging parents to homeschool where possible.