Opposition Senator Speaks On Delayed Opening Of Some Schools

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.


  1. Ferdinand your party never address the schools problems this is why the schools are in such a diprolable state and is in need of so much fixing. U should ask peep why they ignored the schools so much .man u are in the wrong party

  2. Still blaming the past administration even though it has been over three years? So i suppose it’s past administration fault for the record tourist arrivals and the lowering of the unemployment rate right? See how that works? you cannot only take credit for the positive things and cast blame for anything bad on your predecessors.

    • That is what they have been trying to do during the three years. Taking care of the nastiness left behind by the SLP and teacher like Ferdinand never complained. The summer period can never be enough time to do these major repairs.

  3. Why all these schools are in such a deplorable state, please who so ever government that is in power, please take care the affair of the country thanks.

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