Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

Grantley Adams re-opens

Grantley Adams re-opens
12 Feb

After being closed last Thursday and Friday the Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary will reopen February 12th.

Officials from the Ministry of Education will be present to address the student body.

This as education officials continue to work with staff at the school, to find solutions to the challenges affecting that institution.

The ministry met with teachers and non-teaching staff last week, to hear their concerns, following a stabbing incident at the school last Tuesday, February 6th, involving four male students.

The chairperson of the meeting, Deputy Chief Education Officer Joy Adamson, told staff that the Ministry's personnel present would have noted their concerns and suggestions, and taken them back to the Ministry for further discussions with Chief Education Officer Karen Best, and Education Minister Ronald Jones, with the aim of charting a coherent way forward for the school.

The main areas raised during the meeting included the need for more guidance counsellors at the school, to deal with students with emotional problems; additional security; training for teachers to deal with students with learning disabilities; and a need for curriculum reform to suit the cognitive abilities of students at the school.