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.
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.