Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Princes Town East Secondary remains closed

Princes Town East Secondary School will remain closed indefinitely until the Ministry of Education addresses problems in the school.

And president of the school’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Carlon Mohammed, said he is hoping the ministry finds some way to make up for lost time.

For more than a month, the school at St Julien Village has been closed because of the suspected presence of mould in the air-conditioning vents.

On Monday, pupils were taken to Princes Town District Health Facility after complaining of itching, irritation in the eyes, swelling of the skin and rashes, the Express was told.

Teachers who also had similar complaints were refusing to work under the conditions, said Mohammed.

The Education Ministry, in a press release over the weekend, advised that the school was to be re-opened on Monday.

“We want to know when will the ministry come forward with a solution to compensate the children for the time they have lost, especially the form fives and the form threes,” said Mohammed.