After months of being away from the physical classroom, teaching resumed today for students sitting Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) examinations, scheduled to get under way on July 13.
Here are some reactions from students:
"I am concerned about the whole process of going back to school, however, I am content that our ministries of health and education have been putting the necessary measures in place as well as the school administration.
“There are some students who just want to get it over with, but on the other hand, there are students who believe the whole examinations process and reopening of schools is too risky and that they should not be leaving the safety and comfort of their homes, especially when the health ministry has been warning that there might be a spike.
The students are more concerned about mixing and mingling, but the school did reassure us that certain protocols will be put in place like masks and hand sanitisers, however, we were told we should bring them ourselves.
They are still afraid,”
When asked about the education ministry and school administration listening to the voice of the students, Wilson added: "No, because the recent changes in exam dates is something that students are really concerned about.