Parents report problems at Micoud Primary

Parents of students attending the Micoud Primary School have reported problems at the institution on the first day of the new school term and some have said that for that reason, they  decided to go back home with their children.

“I hear they say the school have a smell and then not enough teachers to supervise so I go home with my child,” one female parent told St Lucia Times.

She said that other parents had done the same.

Another parent, Novonne Mathurin, said she was told by the school principal that it was her choice whether to take her children home.

(Mathurin)

She said she was informed that classrooms were unpainted and unfinished.

“Some of  them just painted today. Some of them have no furniture and she saying it’s my choice. I cannot understand it’s  school day, first day of school and you’re telling me it’s my choice. How can it be my choice whether to leave my child in the smell of the paint or not?” Mathurin said.

She told St Lucia Times that she decided to take her children home.

Mathurin explained that she has no problem with the school which she described as a good institution.

“Before we came here the principal knew that today wouldn’t be a school day, so you have to call parents. Some parents came with big bags. What about children who came with no parents and had to go back home on their own?”

A school official told St Lucia Times that Monday was a school day at Micoud Primary and that parents had a right to choose to take their children home.

The official also asserted that teachers had reported to work.

 

11 Comments

  1. Josito Mateo
    September 3, 2018 at 11:25 am Reply

    Oh I love that ! Micoud people are the die hard UWP but the government know they are suckers and will never do anything, next election they will still support Gale. Ban soucere.

    1. boiboi
      September 3, 2018 at 12:29 pm Reply

      Josito, what a hate-filled, spiteful comment. I hope you have no children. I would hate to know that they are learning this from you.

  2. tony
    September 3, 2018 at 11:26 am Reply

    shame shame shame on Gale Rigobert district rep and min of education.

  3. Emela
    September 3, 2018 at 12:57 pm Reply

    Foolish comment from the second individual. If a school has problems shouldn’t the principal be the one to notify the govt first so things could be put in place? Then notify the parents and public. How has this turned into a political thing. Come on Lycians stop killing fair Helen because of politics. Isn’t it the norm for all govt ( SLP,uwp) to hurriedly try to fix schools and at times can’t complete it for the reopening of school? Let’s put politics aside for once and work with whichever govt that’s in power for the good of our nation. Stop fighting it increase blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, stress and many more. Let’s forgive let’s love. No party can save this nation or world only Christ JESUS.

    1. Miranda George Arthur
      September 3, 2018 at 10:19 pm Reply

      Your comment is more foolish than the individual…if a class is freshly painted…then who sanctioned the repainting…the principal doesn’t hold the funds or authority to approve any renovation in whatever form it may be…..2 whole months and the week before school open the government of st Lucia in the form of the ministry of education still hasn’t completed the renovation works..yet still they say the school is ready…with these idiots asking people to resign by force who’s to blame…think before you comment….then comment something that is educationally worth it….smh everyone wants to politicize every damn comment…when is all of us that suffering whether you black blue brown yellow purple or red…they don’t give a damn..3 weeks before common entrance they announce that Bean Field doesn’t have space after the parents have already chosen schools…..oh wait that’s not selling our hospital, post office and Banks…neither is it giving 33 million dollars for Administrative contractors…yet still 2 months and they can’t hire our hard working contractors to renovate our schools….

  4. Emela
    September 3, 2018 at 12:59 pm Reply

    Correction: first individual who vommented not the second one. Sorry

  5. Parent
    September 3, 2018 at 1:19 pm Reply

    The Principal did notify the proper Authority with regards to the school not being ready to be open based on the conditions she saw when she and staff memebers reported in last week. Higher authorities agreed that the school wasn’t ready but the minister of education said that the school was and that classes should commence on Sept 3. This morning teachers did come in to the school but were meeting with their union to discuss the conditions which included recently painted classrooms, no furniture, debris from renovations still in classrooms and on the premises. Parents were told it was their choice whether to leave their children at the school but wih teachers meeting with the union there would be no one available to supervise students. The principal is not the one to say there is no school because she doesn’t have the right too but parent have a right as to what choice to make based on the conditions seen today

  6. parent100
    September 3, 2018 at 1:24 pm Reply

    The Principal did notify the proper Authority with regards to the school not being ready to be open based on the conditions she saw when she and staff memebers reported in last week. Higher authorities agreed that the school wasn’t ready but the minister of education said that the school was and that classes should commence on Sept 3. This morning teachers did come in to the school but were meeting with their union to discuss the conditions which included recently painted classrooms, no furniture, debris from renovations still in classrooms and on the premises. Parents were told it was their choice whether to leave their children at the school but wih teachers meeting with the union there would be no one available to supervise students. The principal is not the one to say there is no school because she doesn’t have the right too but parent have a right as to what choice to make based on the conditions seen today

  7. Jen Micoud
    September 3, 2018 at 4:56 pm Reply

    They eh doing Micoud people enough… y’all will learn. Y’all sold out the country now good…that’s what y’all voted for.

  8. Noum Mamaw
    September 3, 2018 at 5:27 pm Reply

    People like the first one to comment are always quick to let their ignorance show…furthermore, they like to make politics everything in their life when the politicians don’t even care about you. Just from reading the comments I can see you are not from Micoud. So in my opinion, the affairs of Micoud is not yours. So mind your funky business. Moving along..On any given day a parent has the right to leave with his/her child under the condition that the principal of the school is notified. So if the parents decided to leave with their kids today, OR ANY OTHER DAY!!!! Please tell me what the principal of any school on the island can say??? The school had a minor set Bk. One day out of school won’t prevent any child from learning..N school resumes tomorrow for those who are trying to make it bigger than it is..We like too much roro in St Lucia..We need to focus on more important matters in the life..like the two parties that are just blaming eachother in the House of Parliament, instead of building St Jude’s Hospital. That’s what St Lucians have to focus on..You’ll always believe is Micoud that has a problem..But the problem is from Gros Islet going down both east n west coast, all the way to Vieux Fort..n most of all the problems are in the House of Parliament.

  9. PB
    September 4, 2018 at 8:43 am Reply

    I dont underestand why that happens every year in one school or another .We are too laid back and take too much for granted in st lucia. When dies government plan to take care of schools. Schools are asked of their problems every year so why wait the week of school to renovate ..isnt there money just for that. Why wait for the week of school to do that. Teachers go in a week before school to plan it means government believes in planning ahead of time so why arent they doing renovations ahead of time also. SMH

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