the heels of a rat infestation at the Arima New Government
School, the Ministry of Education has agreed to meet with
parents of the students.
While the Education Facilities Company Limited had declared
the eradication and minor repair work completed and the
school ready for re-opening on May 26, the parents were
engaged in a stand-off.
Teachers turned out for duty yesterday, but only few students
The parents said they were not prepared to send their children
back to the school because they wanted a new building which
But after a short protest demonstration outside the school
compound yesterday, parents received word from the Ministry
of Education that they had been invited to a meeting with
the minister tomorrow afternoon at the ministrys office
on Alexandra Street, St Clair.
One parent said yesterday, Its frustrating.
She added: We havent had school for close to
a month, end of term exams are coming up but we have to
take a stand.
all they (the ministry) promised us a school since 2000
and they said we were fourth on the list (of schools to