Clarke: Put school meals at secondary level
OPPOSITION MP Gline Clarke wants to see school meals in secondary schools in Barbados even if it costs a small fee.
He was speaking in the House of Assembly yesterday on the Public Service (Teachers) Order 2016 resolution.
Clarke said that in Barbados’ 50th year of Independence, children should not be going to school hungry and there were students in need at secondary schools.
The St George North representative made reference to Trinidad and Jamaica which he said had extended school meals to secondary schools.
Clarke also urged parents to collect their children from school, adding he did not allow his children to travel on the buses because “anything goes”.
The former teacher said the free bus system was introduced without proper supervision, but acknowledged that Barbados still had a good education system but would like to see the island regain its top place.
He complimented the Government for bringing the resolution and said it was long overdue.
He said when the Barbados Labour Party was in office, it ensured security of tenure for public officers by appointing 1 177 people in 2003, 671 in 2004, 764 in 2005, 672 in 2006 and 3 000 workers in 2007.(JS)