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Jones: Don’t hold students to ransom


HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

Jones: Don’t hold students to ransom

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TEACHERS HOLDING students to ransom.

That’s how Minister of Education Ronald Jones described the decision by secondary school teachers and their unions not to grade the school-based assessment (SBA) portion of the Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) exams.

And he said while he could not tell teachers not to listen to their union, he “appealed to their consciences” and admonished them to study the faces of their charges instead.

Jones was speaking at the branch meeting of the St Michael South constituency of the Democratic Labour Party at the Bay Primary School yesterday.

Secondary school teachers, backed by the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) and the Barbados Union of Teaches, are at loggerheads with the CXC, and have refused to grade SBA projects unless they are paid for doing so. (HLE)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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