no-image-thumbLate this evening, of group of about 35 residents, mostly parents from Progresso Village, took a stand at the Progresso Seventh Day Adventist School awaiting the arrival of the Union’s Manager. The purpose of the gathering is to protest two teachers that they say is not competent for the job since their children’s grades and educational development is lacking. We spoke via telephone to one of the parents and protestor of today’s event.


Anonymous – Parent/Protestor


“The problem is that teachers are doing things out of the way and doing anything as they are supposed to do as teachers and whilst our kids are not learning anything they are doing, all kind of things and that is the reason why we went to the ministry of education, we have talked to the pastor and we are waiting there for an answer but the answer is that the same teachers are coming back here for September and we don’t want that because it is a lot of problem, a lot of stress we are going through as parent are paying for the education.”


Victor Castillo – Reporter


“So if you cannot get answers or the situation resolve what is it you guys plan to do as the parents of the students?”

 

Anonymous – Parent/Protestor


“We are waiting for Gillette, if by the first of September we don’t have resolve well we are going to go on strike, we are going on strike, we are not sending our kids to school until they change those teachers and we are going to wait for teachers here outside of the compound for the first of September and there are many kids graduating from Standard six and they don’t know how to read and when CXC comes they never pass it is a big shame to be a student of Progresso SDA school.”


We are told the student population is approximately 85 children and the teachers in question teach majority of the school subjects. We’ll bring you the Ministry of Education’s side in tomorrow’s newscast.

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