President’s College student roused with hot iron
Parents of students attending President’s College are calling on the Minister of Education and police to investigate the circumstances under which a house parent at the college burnt a female student on her arm with a hot iron in order to “wake her up” Friday morning.
President’s College is located at Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara.
The third year student was identified as Sheffera Benn. Reports disclosed that the student would normally awake at 5:00hrs and take a bath, put on clothes and return to bed, sometimes taking another nap. However, it was reported that the house parent who was a security guard last year, would normally ill treat the students by taking a piece of wood in her hand, and walk around hitting the students on their feet multiple times to wake them up in the morning.
This was taken to another stage Friday morning when the house parent took away an iron from a student, who indicated that the iron was hot. The house parent then proceeded to place the hot iron on the student’s arm, severely burning her in the process.
She then took the student into her quarters and applied Colgate to the wound. Her excuse to the child was that she did not know the iron was hot.
It was also noted that the nurse that attended to the student’s scars, later called the parents and related that it was an accident.
When this publication tried contacting the administration of President’s College yesterday all efforts failed.