Parents of the Roseau Primary School held protest action again on Friday over the transfer of that school’s principal Greta Roberts to the Goodwill Primary School.
They claim that they are dissatisfied with the manner in which the transfer was done and want it rescinded.
However, education officials say that they will not accede to their request and the parents are vowing to continue protesting.
DNO caught up with the parents outside the compound of the school holding placards shouting, “we want Ms. Roberts back.”
Public Relations Officer of the school’s PTA Veronique George said that parents met with education officials on Monday, September 11, 2017, to discuss the matter.
“At the meeting, what we wanted to find out was what reason (s) for the transfer of Ms. Roberts with such little time,” she said.
She revealed that they were told that there was a problem at the Goodwill Primary School, where Roberts taught for 15 years, and it was felt that she was the best and most appropriate person to fix it.
“We told them that we had to report back to our PTA executive and will get back to them. We have subsequently sent them a letter stating that the parents are dissatisfied with the matter and the reason for the transfer is unacceptable.”
She questioned the reasons for “breaking up a good school to fix another” by officials.
“Well-wishers are pulling out their donations, we are not happy at the matter and so we want them to return Ms. Roberts back to the school,” George said. “Until then our protest will continue.”
DNO has been reliably informed that the parents were never told at the meeting that Roberts was transferred to fix a problem at the Goodwill Primary School.
The parents protested the matter last week.