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Private schools point finger at Government


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Private schools point finger at Government

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SOME PRIVATE schools have blamed Government agencies for holding up their registration by the Ministry of Education, according to Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Harcourt Husbands.
He said yesterday that a number of private schools had told him  that “the Government agencies sometimes take too long to respond to the request for inspection” of the premises – a prerequisite to registration.
Husbands spoke to the media after he toured the Passage Road, St Michael Al-Falah Primary and Secondary School, continuing with his weekly tour of private schools across Barbados.
Noting that Al-Falah was registered, he said that getting all private schools registered was one of the purposes of his tours.
He said he would look into the complaint that “the issue is not so much the schools but the shortcoming is on the Government’s side”.
He added: “I think if that is really an issue, we have to tackle it to make sure that all of the schools are registered and that the Government is not the agency that is falling down in this area.”
Here, Husbands chats with one of the children while principal Ibrahim Bhana looks on. (AH) (Picture by Lennox Devonish.)

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