Region 2 head teachers lament insanitary conditions at schools

first_imgA recent engagement with head teachers in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) has unearthed wide-ranging challenges that extend to the insanitary conditions under which educators work and students receive their education. The concerns were highlighted by Region Two Regional Democratic Council (RDC) Chairman Devanand Ramdatt, who disclosed that leaking roofs, as well as bee, termite and bat infestations; the need for landfilling and drainage, fencing and repairs to washrooms were among the issues plaguing schools in his district.Ramdatt specifically identified the challenges of the Reliance Nursery School, where reports surfaced that “snakes usually come into the school compound”.It was explained that the school requires repairs to solar panels and invertors. Ramdatt observed that once this many issues persist, they would have a negative impact on the school system since the “insanitary” conditions are “unhealthy and unsafe” and would result in a loss of teaching hours.“Parents and guardians [have] to provide funds to aid in repairs and maintenance,” the Region Two Chairman pointed out.He stated that the matter has been engaging the RDC whereby it was recommended that a timely intervention be made by the Regional Executive Officer (REO) and the engineering department to address the concerns.The RDC further noted the absence of a maintenance schedule for schools and their infrastructure, and there was a reactionary approach by the engineering department to complaints and the numerous requests to do repairs and maintenance. The Council further observed that capital and current projects should be implemented during the August vacation and school holidays when staff and students are not in school.last_img read more

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COLEMAN OUT OF GIBRALTAR GAME, COULD MISS GERMANY CLASH TOO

first_imgSEAMUS Coleman has been ruled out of Ireland’s clash with Gibraltar on Saturday.The 25-year-old Killybegs man is now also a doubt for next Tuesday’s European championship game against World champions Germany, though Martin O’Neill has named him in his squad.Coleman has missed five games since picking up a head injury in a Europa League triumph over Wolfsburg. It subsequently emerged that a soft tissue problem with his hamstring is the reason for the 25-year-old’s prolonged absence.He missed the trip to Man United today when Everton were unlucky not to get a draw.“Seamus Coleman had concussion against Wolfsburg but then he suffered a little bit of a soft tissue problem. I don’t think it will be too long (before he is fully fit). The international break should clear those injuries,” said Everton manager Roberto Martinez.Squad: David Forde; Shay Given; Keiren Westwood; Rob Elliot, Richard Keogh; Marc Wilson; Seamus Coleman; John O’Shea; Alex Pearce; Ciaran Clark; Stephen Ward, Hendrick; Whelan; Gibson; McGeady; Walters; Pilkington; McClean; Brady; Quinn; Meyler; Hoolahan, Robbie Keane; Shane Long; Daryl Murphy; Kevin Doyle; Anthony Stokes.  COLEMAN OUT OF GIBRALTAR GAME, COULD MISS GERMANY CLASH TOO was last modified: October 5th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GibraltarInjuryIrelandseamus colemanlast_img read more

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