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The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT) has indicated that due to the predicted weather system and potential for flooding, and in the interest of the safety of teachers, parents and students, all schools, the SJPI, BCC and Erdiston Teachers College will be closed today, Thursday October 1, 2020. 

Institutions should engage students using the online modality where possible.


  • The Barbados Vocational Training Board, as well as all private schools, are also closed today.
  • In addition, the Ministry advises that the City and Guilds English and Mathematics examinations scheduled for today, will be postponed. An alternate date will be sent to students writing these exams.
  • The University of the West Indies’ Cave Hill and Open Campuses have advised that they remain open for classes and regular business operations today, Thursday, October 1.

Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training

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