NIPA holding off on opening

May 16, 2020 4:03 pm

~NIPA to further assess conditions of reopening ~

CAY HILL — The Supervisory Board of Directors, and the Management of The National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA), wish to inform stakeholders that the campus will remain closed until further inspection is conducted.

Before reopening there must be an assessment of whether it is viable for the campus to recommence courses, and to establish the likelihood of the timeframe in which it can happen. Subsequent to the evaluation, there will be an announcement regarding the definite date of the reopening of NIPA.

 â€œWe continue to work diligently with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth & Sport, and by extension the Government of Sint Maarten, and all public health authorities, to ensure that protocols and policies are put in place that will aim to protect our students, teachers, support staff, vendors and all visitors to our campus,” read a joint statement via the Supervisory Board of Directors.

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