Students who are COVID positive, medically cleared to write CSEC are being facilitated – MOE

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The Ministry of Education (MOE) today said that students who are covid-19 positive and “medically cleared” to write the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations are being facilitated once they choose to write their exams. 

This comes on the heels of a statement made by the Guyana Teachers’ Union, who alleged that COVID-19 positive students have been placed in the “same environment with staff, students and candidates writing CSEC math today at a Region 6 Secondary School.” 

The Education Ministry described the statement as “panicked, sensational, reckless and potentially dangerous.” 

“They are placed in separate rooms. In this particular case, in an entirely separate teaching block and being invigilated by trained medical personnel wearing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE),” the Education said in a statement on Wednesday. 

In fact, the Ministry committed to acting in the best interest of our children. 

“The Ministry of Education was never oblivious to the reality that we may have to face such a situation during this time, and as such, we made all the necessary preparations. A good education system has to be one that is responsive to arising needs and new situations in a manner that places our students in the least disadvantaged position.”  

During an interview with They Break News last evening, Minister of Health Dr. Frank Anthony said that over 15,000 students have tested positive for the deadly virus since March last year.

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