Opposition Senator, Guibion Ferdinand, has urged the Department of Education to ensure that schools which were unable to open their doors Monday, receive the necessary attention in order to ‘get on with the business of educating our nation’s students.’
Ferdinand expressed the view that the Department of Education should explain the reason for the delayed opening.
“This notwithstanding I trust that our students, teachers and principals (will rise) above these circumstances and continue to pursue their goals for the academic year,” the former school Principal said in a statement released to St Lucia Times.
Ferdinand, who is the Saint Lucia Labour Party’s Spokesman for Education extended best wishes to all students, teachers, principals and other stakeholders of education on the commencement of the academic year 2019/2020.
“God’s blessings and every success to all our stakeholders of education this academic year,” he stated.
The Department of Education in a statement Monday announced that the the Micoud Secondary School will re-open on Tuesday 3rd September, 2019.
According to the statement, the Millet Primary, Morne Du Don Combined and Vieux Fort Special Education Center will all re-open on Wednesday 4th September 2019, while the Saint Lucia Sports Academy, formerly the Gros-Islet Secondary, will reopen on Monday 9th September, 2019.
All other schools will reopen as scheduled on Monday 2nd September, 2019, the statement noted, without going into detail.