The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has advised that all public schools will be closed at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15.
This is to facilitate a meeting called by the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) to discuss the issue of violence in schools.
This meeting precedes a wider dialogue on the state of education with Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and Minister of Education, Santia Bradshaw, as well as other senior government and union officials on Saturday, May 18.
Persons are asked to note that tomorrow’s early closure of public schools will not affect Caribbean Examinations Council’s CSEC and CAPE exams, which will proceed as scheduled.
Additionally, teachers marking Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination papers are expected to continue with the marking process. And, all primary school football tournaments will continue as scheduled.