— printing of uniform voucher underway

The Ministry of Education has said 21, 000 students across the country will benefit from care packages, which were dispatched countrywide yesterday in time for Monday’s reopening.

The distribution to schools will be done in time for Monday. The packages consist of masks, shields, sanitising products, vitamins and thermometers.

Cleaners and dormitory parents in Barima-Waini (Region One) schools will also receive packages.

In October, Minister, Hon. Priya Manickchand had announced that care packages would be provided as schools would reopen for classroom instruction for Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate, Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) students.

Additionally, the printing of school uniform voucher allowance is in progress. On September 7, 2020, President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali had announced that the school uniform voucher allowance would be increased from $2,000 to $4,000 per student.