An apparent case of mold contamination has caused the temporary closure of yet another school in St. Kitts- the Estridge Primary School.
After two days of social media discussion and denials by supporters of the Unity Government, officials in the Ministry of Education were forced to close the school today, Friday 13th.
Reliable sources have revealed that teachers were informed by the Ministry of Education that the school will be closed from today Friday and over the weekend, for cleaning purposes, and should be opened by next Tuesday, September 17.
It has also been alleged that concerns about mold at the institution have been a topic of discussion for approximately one year.
A national, who resides, suggested that efforts were being taken downplay the situation at the school.
“So who (is) going do something about the high levels of mold over Estridge Primary School? And the fact that they (are) trying to cover it up and tell the teachers must just clean and don’t tell the parents? Anybody whose kids attend that school, I urge you to take your kids to be tested for blood mold levels. I for one don’t play with my children and it’s sickening that they continue to want to play politics with people health especially innocent kids. To the teachers, you too are accountable for knowing and not being proactive; when parents send kids to school they are suppose to be in the care of teachers and those teachers must hold that child’s best interest,” wrote Dabbian Jones on September 11.
No official statement has been released from the Ministry of Education in relation to the school’s closure or mold contamination.
The Cayon High School remains closed for cleaning, after high levels of mold were confirmed by tests done one week before the opening of the school year.