Parents of the Roseau Primary School on Monday morning protested the transfer of the principal of that school, Greta Roberts.
Roberts has been at the school for the past eight years and was transferred to the Goodwill Primary School. However, parents are not happy and are demanding that the Ministry of Education rethink that decision.
“We want our Greta back…she is going nowhere, she has taken the school from nothing and brought it way up,” one parent told DNO.
Another explained that she has four children at the school and she is satisfied with the level of work done by Roberts.
“I had taken them out but when Ms. Roberts came as Principal and from what I saw, I got them transferred back and I am happy,” she said. “This lady uses her own money for the development of the school, she is caring and loving and we love her. She is a leader and her teachers are also very happy with her.”
Roberts is no stranger to the Goodwill Primary School, where she is being transferred, having worked there for 15 years as principal.
Education officials are presently discussing the matter but reports are that Robert’s transfer will remain in effect.
Replacing Roberts is Sarah Serrant Abraham, who was acting principal at the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School.
The parents have vowed to continue protesting until their demands are met.
“We will not be sending our children to school until our demands are met, we will be coming there every day and they better take note of that,” they stated.