Somerset Community Call for Education Minister Resignation

It was back in April of last year that TNN first broke the story of the method being used to determine which primary schools should be closed and which ones will be named Parish Primary Schools as part of the public education reform process.

We shared a video clip of a meeting in which the Education Minister spoke specifically about the closure of St. George’s Prep.

TNN had also reported on two interviews with us about whether the decision had been taken to keep West End Primary open. At the time the Minister would not be drawn on the issue. This despite sources at the Ministry of Education that a decision had been made to keep West End open.

That question was answered today with a higher history and legacy assessment score being the reason given for the change of heart which will see West End become the Parish School for Sandys, with Somerset Primary now to be closed.

During an interview with TNN the West End Warriors called for the resignation of the Minister over what they deem his causing the country unnecessary turmoil by delaying today’s announcement.

Now it seems the problem of the Sandys Parish primary school still may not have been settled. Parents of students attending Somerset Peimary are now also calling on the Minister to resign, as they feel the closure of that school puts their children at a disadvantage.

The parents issuing a warning that should the Minister remain in that role, come the next election there will be no support from them for the PLP.

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