Cotton Tree Primary School compound was finally cleaned
Dear Editor ,
After several years of neglect by the management, teachers, Region Five Democratic Council the Cotton Tree Primary School is finally cleaned. The entire school compound was in a deplorable state, with high grown bushes and garbage being scattered all over. There were running vines aback of the sanitary block, grown weeds at the entrance to the front gate facing the public road; garbage filled one side; tall grass; a broken billboard facing the public road and a disgrace.
The inter lot drain aback of the school back fence which was filled with garbage and high bushes,( just in front the Rosignol/Zeelust NDC works chairman house) , were finally cleaned by the Regional Department of Education officials. Prompt action taken by two AFC regional councilors, Cindy Sookdeo and Herman Anthony, who visited the school on Friday April 13, 2012 caused this transformation.
The AFC councilors took pictures of the unpleasant school compound and environment and posted them on the electronic media (facebook) . They also interviewed the individual that is responsible for cleaning the school, who said that “they nah give me no gloves and long boots to clean the blocks. The school is very nasty all over, and they paying me $15,000 a month to clean it every day”.
It is my observation, since I am not living far from the school, that it is only after the AFC councilors left the school compound that the regional officials came the afternoon to examine the unhealthy school compound.
It is indeed sad to say thatthe ineffectiveness and unawareness of the RDC of Region Five is evident, since it had been history that the school was in a terrible state. I made repeated telephone calls to the Department of Education to address the problem but all went down the pillows of sleeping dogs.
What a shame! Once again praise must be given to those two AFC councilors.