Minister of Education and Youth, Fayval Williams, is urging students to take full advantage of the National Summer School Programme, which will commence on Monday, July 4.

The minister was speaking at the Hope Valley Experimental School graduation ceremony held at the University Chapel in St. Andrew on June 29.

She noted that the programme is designed to recover from loss of learning during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The summer school programme will run for four weeks up to July 28 and will be delivered using two modalities – online and face-to-face.

Teachers or administrators are required to use the performance data of the students to recommend them for either modality.

For the online component, in addition to the four weeks of instruction, students will also have on-demand access to the platform and content for the entire summer period.

It’s recommended that parents be engaged through face-to face sessions, virtual meetings, WhatsApp messages or phone calls, to inform them of the need for the child/children’s participation in summer school and to solicit their support.