A taskforce has been established by the Ministry of Education to decide the way forward regarding the reopening of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
It will be chaired by Education Minister Fayval Williams.
A statement from the Education Ministry said the Education COVID-19 Management Task Force will arrive at a consensus on the reopening and management of schools.
The Education Minister made the announcement Wednesday during a meeting attended by officials of the ministry and the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA).
The E-Covid Task Force will comprise representatives of the JTA, the Jamaica Association of Principals of Secondary Schools, the Joint Committee for Tertiary Education, the Jamaica Union of Tertiary Students, the Ecumenical Education Committee, the UWI Guild of Students, the National Council on Education, the Jamaica Independent Schools Association and other groups.
The 2020/2021 academic year was scheduled to begin on September 7.
It was pushed back to October 5 after the country experienced a spike in COVID-19 cases.