Director of the Environmental Health Unit in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Everton Baker, says just over 300 schools have been inspected for health compliance before they are approved for physical learning.

Sixty-six percent of the primary schools which were approved for face to face classes opened their doors to students across the island on Monday.

Mr. Baker says once inspection is completed, the Education Ministry makes the final call.

Acting-Chief Education Officer, Dr. Kasan Troupe, said other schools are still awaiting inspections by the Health Ministry.

Mr. Baker noted that there are several key requirements for schools to have in place before they’re considered as health compliant.

Mr. Baker noted that the remaining schools to be inspected for approval should be completed later this week.

Everton Baker, Director of the Environmental Health Unit in the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

He was speaking on Nationwide this morning with Abka Fitz-Henley and Danielle Archer.