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News Release                                                                                                                                                                                                              24th August, 2021


Academic Year 2021/22 Begins in Virtual Format on September 6th, 2021


The Ministry of Education (MoE) wishes to advise that Academic Year 2021/2022 will begin on Monday, September 6th, 2021, with all students returning to classes virtually.

The vaccination uptake by the population, including students, as well as the overall COVID-19 situation will be taken into consideration by the Ministry of Health, which will further advise the government and Ministry of Education on a possible start date for face-to-face classes. Physical school is carded to resume, in the first instance, for the Forms 4-6 cohort on a date to be announced.

All education stakeholders are advised that the safety and operational parameters laid out in the existing 2020/2021 Guidelines for the Reopening of Schools now apply to Academic Year 2021/2022 and are asked to be guided accordingly.

The finalized Curricular Guidelines, which apply specifically to Term 1 of Academic Year 2021/2022, will be sent subsequently to all relevant stakeholders.


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