What’s Trending: Some parents not happy with lockout
Wed, May 09, 2012 - 9:14 AM
The Nation’s Associate Editor, Sherie Holder-Olutayo takes a look at what’s happening today in Barbados.
After yesterday’s Common Entrance exam parents voiced their displeasure at not being able to go beyond the gate. Apparently school officials had made the decision after last year’s exam when they said parents were too noisy when they remained on the compound. Our online readers were quick to respond to this story.
Wayne P. Hoyte: It’s not like the parents were the ones who were taking the exam. On some days parents don’t even go near a school to support they child in its activities.
Jimmy Alexander: That's just too bad. There is no reason for them to go beyond the gate for the 11-plus exams. They will just make the children more nervous and be more of a problem than a support. Give the children some space.
Conchita Moseley: 11 Plus children are not 3 or 4-years old starting reception classes!! Of course some of the children might be nervous at first but they soon settle down.
Blon D. Trotman: My daughter did the exam and as confident as she was, she still wanted me there and I was glad to be!
Joyann Waithe: At other schools you weren't allowed to go beyond the gate, so what’s the problem here ...just another senseless point . Parents there's nothing more you could have done for your child, wish him/her the best and be on your merry way.
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