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Urgent fix needed in education! Past minister ‘extremely concerned’

Urgent fix needed in education! Past minister ‘extremely concerned’

Former Education Minister Myron Walwyn has said an urgent fix is needed for apparent issues that have arisen in the BVI’s Education system.

“I am extremely concerned!” Walwyn said in a Facebook post last evening.

“Whatever issues we are having that are affecting the educational pursuits of our children, let us get them fixed urgently,” the former National Democratic Party chairman and two-term legislator said.

Walwyn’s concerns come on the heels of news that there are to be no further face-to-face classes for junior students at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) for the remainder of the academic term.

“Parents, guardians and students are reminded that there will be no more face-to-face sessions for grades 7-9 (Junior) for the remainder of the term,” a brief post on the school’s RAMS Media Group Facebook page noted.

According to the post, classes and end-of-term assessments for the junior high students will continue through the various online learning platforms for the rest of the term.

In early May, just at the beginning of the new school term, a planned shift system was suddenly and abruptly cancelled with little notice and no explanation at the time to ESHS students and parents.

Furthermore, the current Education Minister, Dr Natalio Wheatley said persons are trying to mislead others about the state of the reconstruction of the school.

“There are some persons out there who are genuinely frustrated, and they mean well, but there are other persons out there who have agendas, and who are seeking to mislead people,” Dr Wheatley said last month on the VIP’s Let’s Talk radio show.

“Nothing could be further from the truth,” the Minister insisted in response to persons who are alleging that nothing is being done to rebuild the main campus at ESHS.

“It’s dangerous to speak about things when you do not have the facts,” Dr Wheatley added.

The main campus of the Elmore Stoutt High School had been severely damaged since the 2017 hurricanes. But repairs were started and completed on the L-shaped building on the campus to accommodate junior students.

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