Senior education officials called in to defuse conflict between St. Rose’s High & St Agnes Primary
It has to do with a decision by the St. Rose’s Board to shut out the grade 6 students from that school to accommodate the intake of new students.
St. Rose’s, over the past year has been one of the top performing schools at the CXC and CAPE. But the accommodation is totally inadequate at the school.
The problem has been ongoing for years, with St. Agnes occupying this section of the disputed building. However a decision was taken to take back the classrooms forcing the grade six students out but parents were having none of it.
Chief Education Officer Olato Sam said he plans to meet with all sides to resolve the problems once and for all.
GTU General Secretary Coretta Mc Donald said the situation is very unfortunate.
Parents are adamant that the Ministry of Education needs to find adequate accommodation for the students. They are even calling for a new school, since according to them, the building is not up to standard and in dire need of repair.
This Newscast understands that the building was given to St. Rose’s many years ago, but not all of the building was used.
Currently, the St. Rose’s students are cramped for space with the fourth form students forced out to allow grade six students.