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Ungraded Harrison College principal Winston Crichlow. (FP)

By SANKA PRICE | Tue, October 23, 2012 - 12:10 AM

SAYING THEY HAVE LOST ALL CONFIDENCE in the management of Harrison College, the parents of a 16-year-old student have broken their silence on a foul-up at the school that has prevented the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) from grading their daughter’s biology paper.

The parents, who also requested a transfer to Queen’s College, feel their teenager has been unfairly treated and are calling for better to be done to ensure that no other student ever suffers the same fate.

“This entire situation has been very disturbing and painful for us,” said the mother, who requested anonymity to protect her daughter’s identity.

She said they took the decision to go public after holding meetings with Harrison College principal Winston Crichlow and officials at the Ministry of Education, including Minister Ronald Jones.

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Posted by Cheese On 1 year, 11 months ago
Minister Jones in the mix again. will there be another Inquiry?

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Posted by Carl Harper 1 year, 11 months ago
Wow! Harrison College actually getting negative publicity? And the Nation even published its name on this occasion, rather than say the usual - "a school near the City" - when unflattering events occur there.

I was almost led to believe that bad Press could only be associated with schools like Alexandra, Graydon Sealey (The Garrison), Alma Parris, St. George Secondary....

Maybe the new Editor-in-Chief is calling it just as she sees it - no discrimination or favoritism.

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Posted by Belle Brewster 1 year, 11 months ago
Good luck. Same thing happened at Queen's College with and entire class. Good thing C.X.C still accepted the students' grades although it was August and exam results were already back.

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Posted by Mr Psychotic 1 year, 11 months ago
Again? Incompetence seems to be rampant in the top ranks at some of our schools.

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Posted by Chris Wright 1 year, 11 months ago
There seems to be something going on in the education system or management thereof in Barbados. If it is that parents are paying closer attention to what's going on, congrats to them. If there is a sense of entitlement felt by those leaders in education who think they have a free rein they had better be aware that all eyes are watching them. Is it time for all educators to get their heads together and find common ground for the benefits of the students and stop being so self centered, who knows? As a parent and grand parent who had to be an advocate for his children, I know and understand what the ultimate goal is.
That's just my opinion.

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Posted by Pan Wallie 1 year, 11 months ago
With a dysfunctional Ministry of Education, anything is likely to filter down to the schools. Don't forget 'when de head bad, de whole body bad'.

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