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February 24th, 2020
Controversial Grade 12: Some students were ‘held back’- Dr Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The additional school year forced upon students of public secondary schools in 2015 by the controversial former Minister for Education under the then National Democratic Party (NDP), Mr Myron V. Walwyn, was found to have held back students and will no longer be mandatory for everyone.

July 4th, 2019
‘Proposal on table' regarding extra school year – Dr Wheatley

By Chassidy M. Leonard

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “What’s working well, we have to keep that. What’s not working so well, there are some discussions about it to see how we can improve it,” Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) stated on the 3D Show with host Doug Wheatley on ZBVI 780 AM on June 28, 2019, regarding his approach to his portfolios.

June 21st, 2019
Top ESHS student not in favour of additional school year

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Public consultations on whether to continue with the additional school year controversially implemented into public secondary schools by the former Minister for Education Myron V. Walwyn continued on Tortola on June 20, 2019.

June 19th, 2019
Consultations on controversial 'additional school year' begin today

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The public, from today June 19, 2019, will be given an opportunity to make their input into the decision whether to shelve or keep the additional school year controversially instituted into public secondary schools by the former Minister for Education Mr Myron V. Walwyn.

June 14th, 2017
Additional school year was challenging- ESHS top student Kelliann K. Freeman

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The controversial additional school year imposed by Minister for Education and Culture Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL) brought many unexpected hardships on students, parents and teachers alike; however, they have persevered under the circumstances.

February 24th, 2014
High School teachers not ready – resident

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As debate continues to flow on a proposal by government on the introduction of an additional school year at the Territory’s High Schools, one resident has taken a swipe at teachers.

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