Thursday, April 25, 2024

Call to reopen Alma Parris School


Share post:

Minister of People Empowerment Cynthia Forde called for the reopening of the Alma Parris Memorial School or the creation of another similar facility to cater to the educational needs of slow learners.

Forde said closure of Alma Parris had left a void, while former students of that school had gone on to excel and distinguish themselves in various areas of endeavour.

She was speaking in the House of Assembly today on a land resolution bill related to the sale of the site of the former Louis Lynch Secondary School.

Louis Lynch school property sold to Wibisco

The former educator said there must be an institution that can respond to the particular skills and abilities of those students who may find the traditional school curriculum challenging but have the capacity to excel in other areas.

Alma Parris School, located at Speightstown, St Peter, was closed in July 2017 after 22 years.

In May of the following year, then Opposition Leader Mia Mottley said if elected, her party would reopen the school.

“A Barbados Labour Party Government would have to not only reintroduce Alma Parris, but also ensure that the other two alternative secondary schools are provided for, so that these children receive the full opportunity to become the best that they can be, because we really must understand, that on this island of 270 000 each one must matter in this country.”  (CG)




Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

British Airways celebrates 70 years in Barbados

SEVENTY YEARS AGO, the first direct British Airways (BA) flight landed in Barbados. Yesterday, the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc...

Body found near Culpepper

There are reports reaching The Nation that a body was found in the area of Culpepper, St Philip. Initial...

Time to focus on national issues

ARE THE DEMS united, or are they fragmented? The reason I ask though is because shortly after Member of...

Dominica High Court overturns ban on same-sex relations

Dominica's High Court has overturned a ban on consensual same-sex relations in the Caribbean island nation. The court ruled...