October 17, 2020 at 12:43 pm
MUT requests protocols on school closure – reaffirms the government’s responsibility
The MUT is expecting the Government to start discussions on the protocols for school closure. It is evident that the high number of daily positive cases and the alarming virus transmission in the community is impacting schools, educators, students and families. Anytime, some schools would have to close. However the criteria which shall lead to such closure are not known. The MUT is questioning the uniformity in the approach, as there cannot be distinction between state and non-state schools or between primary, secondary or post secondary levels. The MUT expects this situation to be given priority whilst it affirms again that it was the Government which opened schools and whatever happens in schools or as a result of their physical opening is entirely its responsibility.