BFEC students allegedly suspended for not cleaning windows properly
“The children them into detention and you putting them to clean, fine, the children didn’t do the job properly and you suspending them for that? This place turnup,” a source, who did not wish to be named, told Virgin Islands News Online.
The students were reportedly suspended yesterday afternoon, February 14, 2017.
Efforts to reach the school’s principal Glenda I. A. Stevens and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Culture Dr Marcia Potter for comments were unsuccessful up to time of publication.
BFEC in the news
The Bregado Flax Educational Centre was in the news two days ago when this news site reported that parents and teachers stood up to the Education Minister Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) demanding that a male student who brutally beat a female student of the same school in October 2016 not be returned, after Mr Walwyn ordered the student back at the same school with the victim.
At a Parents-Teachers Association (PTA) meeting held on Monday February 6, 2017 the body voted overwhelmingly to ask the Minister and the Ministry not for the student to return to the Bregado Flax Educational Centre (BFEC) in Virgin Gorda.
It is our newsroom’s understanding that if the Minister did not agree to the PTA’s request parents were willing to lockdown the school and teachers were willing to go on strike.
A teacher called our newsroom on February 13, 2017 to advise that the student is not in school anymore and it appears that “Mr Walwyn has listened for once.”