Mark SBAs, two heads say
TWO PRINCIPALS have blasted the decision of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) not to correct school-based assessments (SBAs) for Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) certification unless teachers are paid.
Principal of Combermere School Vere Parris warned that the union’s action could make Barbados “the laughing stock” and students “the sacrificial lambs” of the region.
Head of the Parkinson Memorial Secondary School Jeff Broomes complained that the timing of the protest was bad and that the action would “compromise” Barbadian students and cause them to suffer.
Broomes shared his views during a media briefing at his school yesterday, while Parris’ came while addressing the annual speech day and prize-giving ceremony at the Waterford, St Michael school. (TY/SDB Media)
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