Alister Hughes aO-
B. O. Box 65 0 -
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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
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.
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,
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".
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".
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
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GRENADA NEWSLETTER FU-R THE WEEK END.INCG I:-T .21
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
No official statement has been made on this matter and i'
been possible to get any information from Government.