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St Vincent offers to accept senior VI students in its schools

- offer specifically for students writing CSEC & CAPE exams next year
The Elmore Stoutt High School was badly damaged by Hurricane Irma. Photo: VINO
Even the new structures at Elmore Stoutt High School were damaged during Hurricane Irma. Photo: VINO
Even the new structures at Elmore Stoutt High School were damaged during Hurricane Irma. Photo: VINO
The main building of the Elmore Stoutt High School after Hurricane Irma. Photo: VINO
The main building of the Elmore Stoutt High School after Hurricane Irma. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017 which destroyed the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) as well as other public and private schools, many residents who have relatives and friends in other countries were forced to arrange for their children to attend schools there, some as far as the United Kingdom and Italy.

For many; however, they have no choice but to wait until school reopens here in the Virgin Islands, under a makeshift system.

An option has been opened up; however, for senior high school students in the Virgin Islands to continue their education in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines has offered to accept senior students from the BVI Secondary Schools to continue their education in that country.

According to Minister for Education and Culture, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), the offer by Prime Minister Ralph E. Gonsalves and the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines was made specifically for students who would be writing CSEC and CAPE examinations next year.

Parents who are interested in taking up this offer can make contact Permanent Secretary, Dr Marcia Potter at 346-5360 for further details.

Grades 10 to 12 students to attend school in Pasea Estate

Meanwhile, beginning October 5, 2017 students in Grades 10 to 12 will begin sessions at the old Clarence Thomas Ltd building in Pasea Estate, which was acquired earlier this year for use as the new public library.

Honourable Walywn said, “We are paying close attention to these students as they have already started their CXC preparations and are preparing to exit the secondary education system so we understand the urgency that is needed so that that they will be able to remain on track with the CSEC and CAPE syllabi.”

5 Responses to “St Vincent offers to accept senior VI students in its schools”

  • one eye (30/09/2017, 10:07) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    not even the million dollar wall stood up
    • self reliant (30/09/2017, 14:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      wall and more fell as Hurricane Irma was no toy, but all I will say is; we need that 1.6 M now to pay civil servants
  • Had to made choice (30/09/2017, 11:14) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    The week before the storm hit, I send my daughter to New Jersey to stay with my sister in the event that this would happen. I miss my daughter but I have to get my house fix.
  • Excellent (30/09/2017, 15:54) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Hope the BVI people and The BVI Government realize they can no longer live in isolation...


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