Monday, April 22, 2024

Action call on rat mess


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PARENTS AND UNION OFFICIALS are calling for a quick solution to a situation that is threatening the health of some students at St Elizabeth Primary School, following reports that rats are rummaging among the books used on the infants’ block.

Parents are complaining that their charges are experiencing a number of problems ranging from itchy skin to ringworm.

The bell to start classes at the rural St Joseph school – with a roll of 100 – was not rung until 11 a.m. yesterday for the infants as representatives of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) and principal Ingrid Prescod met to determine a way forward, under the keen vigil of parents.

Pedro Shepherd, president of the BUT, said after the meeting that the affected students would be accommodated on the junior block on the northern side of the school until his recommendation to the Ministry of Education for an industrial cleaning was carried out. (LK)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.



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