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’69 strike ‘not against BCC’

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’69 strike ‘not against BCC’

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GENERAL SECRETARY of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU), Mona Robinson, says that the 1969 strike by teachers at Harrison and Queen’s College was not in protest against the establishment of the Barbados Community College (BCC).
Nor was it an attempt to deny a sixth form education to people who were black, she added.
Robinson was responding to statements made by Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Health Irene Sandiford-Garner during a presentation on the Legacy Of Errol Barrow at the Christ Church Foundation School yesterday.
Sandiford-Garner had said that teachers of Harrison College and Queen’s College went on strike because the Government was opening a free sixth form facility for children who could not afford to pay for education at that level. (LK)