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College row

College row

By Ricky Jordan | Sun, April 21, 2013 - 12:07 AM

Trouble is brewing at Codrington College following students’ complaints which are being investigated by the Anglican Bishop of Barbados.

Local and foreign students based at the island’s main theological institute in St John have voiced complaints against principal Reverend Dr Ian Rock and these have reached the highest level of the diocese.

Complaints include: how they were being spoken to, foreign students no longer having access to the college’s bus to attend classes at the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Cave Hill campus, being deprived of a dryer in the college’s laundry and being ordered to have their fingerprints taken by police.

A spokesperson for the students told the SUNDAY SUN that after an attempted break-in which left the remains of a beverage and foodstuff in front of the principal’s office two Thursdays ago, police were called in and it was sought to have students fingerprinted, but they protested.

“Four of us refused and one sought the advice of an attorney. Eventually we were not fingerprinted but the principal told us to pack our clothes and leave. One of us called Bishop Dr John Holder, who said the principal couldn’t do that,” the student related.

Students said since then they had been feeling even more uncomfortable.

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Posted by Winston Grecia 1 year, 6 months ago
By not being willing to have their fingerprints taken, it automatically makes people believe that they are part of the attempted break-in, sometimes it is best that certain people do not become priest.

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Posted by Pan Wallie 1 year, 6 months ago
Seems like the calibre of student at Codrington College is deteriorating too. Why refuse to be fingerprinted if you are not guilty?

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Posted by David Hall 1 year, 6 months ago
Hmmm! Doesn't sound very promising, i hope we can get to Rock Bottom with this matter rather quickly and let the church roll on.

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Posted by SANDREA BUTCHER 1 year, 6 months ago
O Lord! Just address the issues, Reverend Principal! This society does not want the students to suffer.

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