The National Parent Teachers’ Association of Jamaica, NPTAJ says it will be meeting with the Ministry of Education to discuss issues that students encountered while accessing online classes last year.

According to NPTAJ President Mitsie Harris-Dillon, if these are not corrected for the new school year, there will be a massive delay in resolving the country’s learning loss caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ms. Harris-Dillon noted that the same issues have affected the students on the first day of the new school year.

Hykel Nunes has more in this report.


The island’s principals reported an improvement in the number of students registered for remote classes across the island, as the new school year got underway on Monday.

Mrs. Harris-Dillon says preliminary checks have revealed that there are mixed reactions among parents about the new school year.

Mrs. Harris-Dillon noted that the Ministry of Education will be meeting with stakeholders this week to discuss the number of concerns they have about learning loss.

She says if these issues are overlooked it will have adverse effects on students.

The NPTAJ President explained that parents are still steadfast on taking steps to having their children return to face-to-face classes.