Local Government Councillor for the Electoral District of Reform / Manahambre has issued a call on the Government to ensure schools are in a state of readiness for the new school term, come September. Speaking at the St. Clement Vedic School Graduation ceremony earlier today, Councillor Hosein said “there seems to be a complete disregard for the schools and their upkeep – especially with the break-down of the EFCL. St, Clement Vedic was one of those schools that was carded to be relocated back in 2015 and that seems to have been taken off the cards.” The Councillor continued “we have other schools in this area like the Reform Hindu school where a new structure was built and there is a disappointing unwillingness to complete the structure and relocate the school for the comfort of the children.”
According to Councillor Hosein, this treatment of students is an indictment on the Government and if they cannot treat even children properly, then there is little hope for anyone else. Hosein stated that the Government seems to be “spinning top in mud” and always give a run-around answer when questioned on the completion of the Reform Hindu School noting that he has been asking for six years with no definitive answer. He stated “I feel as though every time the government is pressed on this issue, they give a shoddy, lacklustre response with no real substance. That is doing no favours for our children who have to endure these deplorable conditions on a daily basis. If anyone in government has a shred of compassion, this issue would have been dealt with a long time ago but it seems as though even basic decency is too much to ask for these days.”
Councillor Hosein reiterated his call for the completion of the Reform Hindu School as well as remedial work to be undertaken on other schools within his district to ensure a more comfortable environment for the students from the new school term come September. Hosein stated that the July/August vacation period should be ample time for the Government to carry out the necessary work and urged that action be taken.