Despite instructions from the Minister of Education that all public schools be kept open on Tuesday, a significant number are closed due to the industrial action by teachers.
The teachers are in the second day of protest in their wage dispute with the government. They have opted to go on work-to-rule, a sick-out, sit-in or strike to register their dissatisfaction.
In a statement on Monday, the Ministry of Education said it would deploy additional personnel to support schools.
However, fewer students were sent out by their parents today.
In some cases, such as at Servite Primary School in St. Ann, there a was 100 per cent turnout of teachers but few students. The nearby Brown's Town Primary school was closed.
In St. James, Cornwall College advised that there would be no class on Tuesday.
A check at some schools in St. Elizabeth revealed that classes were suspended due to the absence of teachers. At others, a few students turned up, but there was no teaching.
For those primary schools that were open, attention was given to students preparing for the Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy tests and the Grade Six Achievement Test.
Marva Guest, Principal of Spanish Town Primary, St. Catherine, said she had more teachers than students at her institution.
Ms Guest believes that students stayed away as they were mostly supervised by prefects on Monday and parents were concerned about their safety.
She is encouraging GSAT students to come out for the previously scheduled revision session on Wednesday.