The Grenada newsletter.

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The Grenada newsletter.
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Alister Hughes
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St. George's, Grenada, West Indies
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Alister Hughes aO-
B. O. Box 65 0 -
St. George's
GRENADA.

G E NADA NEWSLETTER F9, THLE EEK .2 :L PTiC 21


PARENTS DEFY SCHUOL ORDER

Parents of students attending the State-owned Grenada Boys

Secondary School have started a campaign to fight a Governr

regulation that a blazer is compulsory as part of the schoi

uniform.


A well attended meeting of the Parent Teacher Association

held on Wednesday this week, expressed the opinion that the

of a blazer .jould work additional hardships on parents who

* already hard pressed to meet increasing costs of school boi

and tuition fees.


Surprise

Since 1972, at the instigation of the PTA, the blazer was i

as a compulsory part of the school uniform, and,in a news :

issued after Wednesday's meeting, the PTA expressed surpri:

Government's decision to reintroduce the blazer had not bei

communicated to parents but had come as information broad,

Radio Grenada.


With only two''no" votes, the PTA meeting of over 200 person

a resolution to "request all parents and guardians of studio

the Grenada Days' Secondary School to ensure that students

their charge do not wear a blazer to school".
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GOVERNMENT CRITICIZED


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Alister Huahes

Sheet 2

GRENADA NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK ENDING -, Ji 21l



The Convention, which was organised by the Youth Arm of

JewelMovemeih, was held in the open air on a playing fi

Tanteen area, just outside St George's. Some 300

and young people from St. George's and other parts of t

attended, and heard papers read on "The Historical Deve

Education", "Education and the Struggle", "Education fc

Development" and "Education and the Present Crisis".

Critical

Speakers were critical of Government's failure to make

grants to denominational schools, which failure has re

steep rise in school fees. There was criticism .als

Governments failure to pay its contribution to the Ur

the West Indies, as a result of which, Grenadians stuc

unable to enter the University unless they are able tc

cost of courses. This, it was felt, would deny thi

majority of prospective students from entering the U


Another National Convention on Education is scheduled

place in mid-October.





EXAMINATION FRAUD ?

Public concern is aroused over alleged irregularities

holding of the 1974 Common Entrance Examinations to

Secondary Schools.


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Alister Hughes

Sheet 3

GRENADA NEWSLETTER FU-R THE WEEK END.INCG I:-T .21



Ile*egal

Sources close to the Education field state that three stL

who were already attending Secondary Schools, illegally E

1974 Common Entrance Examination. These sources say i

that, based on the results obtained by these students in

Examination, they have now been awarded Government school

the Secondary Schools which they attended previously as F

students.


No official statement has been made on this matter and i'

been possible to get any information from Government.


rtember, 1974




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