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Jul 20, 2020

What About Students in San Felipe Village?

Elena Smith

According to residents, some thirty students in San Felipe Village missed their CSEC examinations due to the lockdown.  No provisions were made to have them sit the exams at a school in the village. With little money to spare, parents are unable to get their children ready for school. Furthermore, there is no word whether the school in the village has been able to prepare for the reopening of classes on August tenth, which is the day when the S.O.E. expires.  According to B.N.T.U. National President, Senator Elena Smith, this also poses a threat to teachers who work at the school.


Elena Smith, National President, B.N.T.U.

“Those teachers who teach at that school come from town. So they have to be travelling from Orange Walk Town to school every day going from an area where they are for right now safe in terms of corona and having to go into a community where it is possible if people keep crossing the border that these teaches can become ill. That is a huge concern and not only that area too, all of the border areas. That is a huge concern that I am leaving the safety of my home, my town where I am to go into an area where it is possible that I can get corona because of persons who keep jumping the borders.”

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