The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (METI) continues to pay close attention to calls from the Barbados Union of Teachers for the Ministry to address issues at the Alma Parris and Parkinson Memorial Secondary Schools.
METI is acutely aware that matters of this nature require due diligence.
For this reason, METI is taking deliberate steps to treat to the concerns of the Union in order to ensure that any conclusion reached will be in the best interest of all parties concerned.
The Ministry, as always, is especially committed to the preservation of the teaching and learning environment at all public educational institutions across the island.
It might appear that the course of action being undertaken by the METI is not moving at the pace anticipated by the Union. However, it must be borne in mind that the Ministry has a responsibility to ensure that all parties are given the benefit of due process.
Until such time as we have completed conducting a thorough investigation and reviewed all of the findings raised before us, it would be imprudent to draw conclusions or proceed with any definitive course of action.??In the interim, the Ministry continues to seek solutions to these complex problems.