The Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Honourable Rosy Akbar advises Heads of Schools that they may proceed with the school awards ceremony this year. Minister Akbar says, “Award ceremonies have always been an important event on the school calendar as they recognise students’ contributions for a variety of achievements.

Programmes as such not only motivate and encourage young minds but also enable them to value their own accomplishments”. 

The Minister added that the earlier advice to schools not to conduct these awards as a precautionary COVID-19 safety measure, has been reviewed. Heads of Schools may now organise the awards ceremony and invite parents or guardians only, keeping within the considerations of the COVID-19 safety measures currently in place. 

Heads of Schools are requested to keep the event simple and focused on children’s’ achievements. Awards ceremonies in the past have been  organised after students complete external examinations, however, this year external examinations will finish on 17 December.

Heads of Schools are requested to keep the event simple and focused on children’s achievements. 

Minister Akbar urges Heads of Schools to ensure that there is no disruption for Years 12 and 13 students and encourages teachers to continue preparing students for the internal and external school examinations. 

The Ministry wishes all students the very best in the last term of the 2020 academic year.

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