Religious education isn’t being spared the dramatic fallout from Government’s fiscal axe.
Codrington College, one of the Caribbean’s leading theological seminaries that trains Anglican priests, Methodist ministers, Spiritual Baptists and evangelical and itinerant preachers from here and the rest of the Caribbean, is being dealt a serious but by no means fatal financial blow by Government’s decision to force students to pay some of their tuition.
Dr Ian Rock, Codrington’s principal, told the Daily Nation in New York yesterday that the policy had resulted in a 65 to 70 per cent drop in applications.
But he added that the school was “not in any immediate” danger of suffering a financial collapse.
“There is no immediate danger of closing or anything like that,” he said.