In response to Stage 3 of Barbados’ National Preparedness Plan for COVID-19, the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has advised that its offices at the “Elsie Payne Complex”, Constitution Road, St. Michael, will be closed from today, Monday, March 30, until Tuesday, April 14.
Additionally, all training by Information Technology Coordinators using GSuite for Education at public schools has been suspended, and will now be managed in an online environment, as scheduled by schools.
The GSuite for Education is free to schools and may be easily monitored by the administration of the school.
Ministry officials said while they were aware that there was a plethora of platforms to facilitate online learning, the use of a single suite of Apps, such as GSuite for Education, allows for easier transmission of online learning for teachers, students and parents.
Videos and instructions will be circulated to parents and guardians on how to assist students with navigating the GSuite for Education classroom.