The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. (FP)

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation will this Friday, January 6, hold meetings with two interests groups of the Combermere School.

The Ministry will meet separately with parents and guardians of students who attend the school, at its Waterford, St. Michael location, at 1:00 p.m.

A little later in the evening, at 3:00 p.m., a meeting will be convened with the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) at the headquarters of the Ministry of Education, Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael.

Acting Minister of Education, Senator Harry Husbands, has appealed to all parents and guardians to attend the “very important meeting”, which aims to inform them of the status of the 321 year-old institution, temporarily closed since November 2016.

Meanwhile, Senator Husbands has pointed out that work, which was ongoing at the school during the Christmas vacation, will soon be completed. “It is set to come to an end with the expectation that the school will re-open by the start of the term, next week,” he stressed.

Last month, sixth formers from Combermere were housed at Erdiston Teachers’ Training College, while fifth formers were accommodated at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic. The other students remained at home.

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