School as usual at Harrison College, but Metropolitan may close early
THE METROPOLITAN High School should open its doors today, but principal Olivier Cox said they may close early.
In light of a water shortage warning by the Barbados Water Authority Project Execution Unit, Cox said he would “play it by ear” as the school did not have a water tank.
The water will be off in the Crumpton Street, Lower Roebuck Street, Pinfold Street, Magazine Lane and surrounding areas from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“I don’t want to close the school altogether so I may have to let out the children early tomorrow but I wonder what Harrison College is going to do,” he said via telephone interview.
After consulting officials at the Ministry of Education, principal Juanita Wade said there would be school as usual at Harrison College. It was her understanding they would not be affected because the school was not serviced by the main which will be off.
Wade said the school had water tanks but they were solely to facilitate the toilets and were not used for washing hands or drinking. (CA)