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MOE to Implement Policies to Address Learning Loss

The Ministry of Education still working to address learning gaps, after a survey revealed many students were not attending online classes.



NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Ministry of Education still working out ways to address learning gaps, after a survey revealed why many students weren’t showing up to online classes.

Berthony McDermott reports.

Following a survey to determine why some public-school students were absent during online classes, Education Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin says the plan is to implement strategies to address learning gaps.

Hanna-Martin did not detail what those strategies are.

She did however say the plan is to roll out several policies by the fall.

The survey showed that roughly half of the 499 households questioned said at least one child in the home did not attend online classes.

It also revealed that 363 children represented in the survey did not use the learning management system.

Of that total, more students in preschool to grade six did not use the Learning Management System (LMS), than those in grades 7 to 12.

The news comes as students are preparing to sit national exams in May.

As for final grade-level exams, Education Director Marcellus Taylor revealed those exams will follow the national exam.