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One hundred kindergarten students turned away
Published on April 23, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

Director of Education Edgar Howell has announced that, of 250 new students to be registered to start school, he could only find room for 150 on Providenciales.

The registration period, which opened last month, saw parents pushing and shoving trying to be first in line to register.

There is some room on North Caicos and room for at least 20 students on Middle Caicos. With additional teachers, all 100 could be accommodated in Middle Caicos, as two classrooms remain empty.

Neither island has any employment due to years of failed new developments. Both islands have been losing population and, therefore, students to fill the available classrooms.
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"There is some room on North Caicos and room for at least 20 students on Middle Caicos. With additional teachers, all 100 could be accommodated in Middle Caicos, as two classrooms remain empty."

Sensible TCIs,

The above statement is what is called a slaps in the faces of sensible TCIs. Why on God's green earth, more so, in the TCI, that students residing in Provo, TCI, be told of classroom spaces in North or Middle Caicos?

The Ministry of Education (MoE) does not care to provide or have spaces be provided for students, as applications for need schools have with intent, been turned down.

Yes, I say, "turned down".

Why is the MoE fooling the people of the country as this time when all of the other social problems are causing havoc at all levels here?

As such statement is so hard to believe, and, without calling names, all the MOE needs to do to verify this "accusation" is to check their "own records"!

This is NOT a first-time issue, and we now need to do better. Goner are the days and time of shiffting the blame. We must have in place classrooms "to educate" our children, or, instead, continue building jail cells "to house" our deliquent and criminal unemployed rejects. Which do we think is better or cheaper, or the right thing to do?


Provo Resident:


I was told that i can get my daughter in school, if, I had a $1,000. Though sad, and with much effort, I now need to know where the lady wth the nice SUV and long nails is loctaed, so I can pay and get my child in school.

And for the record, my child is TCI - both parents, so we do not want to go to North or Middle caicos.


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