RCI St. Lucia
posted on February 24, 2018 08:33
The administrator of a preschool in Gros Islet is reacting to an eviction notice served on her by the Ministry of Education with immediate effect.
Ms Shanta Asembert says she has been running an early childhood learning centre in the building for some four years now. She informed that the business was formalized following an agreement with the government to provide such services for low income earners throughout the community.
Asembert says she was informed that the move is being taken to allow the Ministry of Education the opportunity to run the preschool. But she says despite discussions on universal childhood learning, preschools continue to be privately run.
She believes that efforts may have been made to force her out of the building, including a suspicious fire that destroyed only the administrative section of the school about one year ago.
Asembert notes that any move to displace students will put them and their parents at a grave disadvantage.
Asembert claims that her search for an alternative location for the school has proved futile.