Sunday, April 14, 2024

Schools short of ‘basic supplies’


Share post:

SOME schools across the island are lacking in basic supplies.
From as early as the second day of planning when teachers were at work making preparations for students, the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) was receiving calls from members about the absence of things like ink, chemicals for labs, copy paper, paper towels in teacher bathrooms and other basic supplies.
President of the BSTU, Mary Redman, said yesterday that it had been brought to their attention that students at certain schools, which she did not identify, were being asked to make donations towards the purchase of supplies.
DAILY NATION investigations have also revealed that one of the newer secondary schools reached out to members of its old scholars association over the weekend, and asked for donations towards acquiring necessities to help the school function efficiently.
Teachers say they were told the shortage was the fault of Government’s computerized accounting system Smartstream, which is responsible for the allocation of funds across the public system.

Previous article
Next article


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Police: No plane crash

Police have discontinued investigations into reports of the discovery of a small plane in St John. Lawmen said a...

New route gets thumbs-up

Some bandleaders have given the new route for this year’s Grand Kadooment parade a passing grade. The new route was announced...

US shoots down Iranian drones bound for Israel

The US has shot down Iranian drones headed to Israel after Iran launched its retaliatory attack early on...

Iran launches retaliatory strikes toward Israel

Iran has launched a wave of retaliatory strikes toward Israel, fueling fears of regional escalation following an apparent Israeli attack...