Despite the confusion during the first week of the school term, with students being sent home for two days of that week due to internal problems at the St. Andrew Anglican Primary School, the students seem to be settling in, a teacher at the institution confirmed.
Informer’s Inside St Andrew visited the school last Monday and heard that there had been mention of relocating the students to the Telescope Centre what was once the coffee plant.
However, we later learned that this was not so but that the problems that existed at the school were reported to the Ministry of Education, which gave the assurance that all the problems would have been solved before the new school term began. “That did not happen and instead it was a new school term with old problems,” a teacher said.
There was a problem with electricity in the building, as there seems to be an overload of current in most of the circuits. The meter was in a deplorable condition and there was no electricity in the kitchen making it impossible to conduct the school-feeding programme until the problem was solved.
During Informer’s visit the flooring in most of the classrooms, some of the doors and windows were in a state of disrepair and need urgent attention. However, the meter has since been changed and the kitchen problem rectified.
Nevertheless, if the dilapidated state of the school is not attended to, school authorities may be forced to take some form of action to send a message to the relevant authorities that they are serious.