Malick Sec classes resume next Monday
Thursday, January 3 2013
STUDENTS attending Malick Secondary School will begin the new term next Monday with classes at their school after spending almost two months at the Aranjuez North Secondary School last term.
Forms One, Four and Five classes were relocated to the Aranjuez school last October while Form Two and Three students stayed at home, until the school in Malick, was repaired. Repairs became necessary after a fire broke out last August because of faulty electrical wiring which made it difficult for school to reopen for the new term.
At the beginning of the school term in September last year, parents and students staged protests outside the school and the Ministry of Education in St Clair demanding that their school be repaired.
Repairs were done throughout the term and the school is ready for the students on Monday. President of the Parent-Teachers Association Onika Buckmire said they were thankful that their children can return to the school because it has been difficult for them having to adapt to a new environment.
She said however, parents were not pleased that their children also lost a whole term of work. To make up for this the administration has decided to cut back on extra activities at the school.
“They usually have Sports Day and other events but that is going to be cut back on for this term so the students, especially the Forms Ones and Two can catch up and get back in the habit of doing some serious work,” she said.
Meanwhile, at Febeau Government Primary in San Juan, reconstruction work is underway. Parents protested the condition of the school last March and the students were temporarily located at the St George East District Office building in Tunapuna
Public Relations Officer of the Parent-Teachers Association (PTA), Eric Joseph said he was pleased that work was going on from Sunday to Sunday at the site and was confident the school will be ready soon. “They are working in good timing and they are supposed to finish sometime in April so we are looking forward to that,” he said.