PC alumni concerned over downgrade of college

-Manickchand proposes discussion

President’s College alumni are voicing concern over the Education Ministry’s apparent downgrade of the school and Minister Priya Manickchand says she is willing to meet with them on how the institution could best serve the country’s children.

Last week, during the announcement of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) results, Manickchand, asked about the absence of President’s College among the top schools, said, “Twenty years ago, it [President’s College] was created to be the top school; it no longer is functioning in that regard because it is not meeting the needs of our children best.”

Her comments garnered much criticism from old students of the school and on Thursday Manickchand took to Facebook to respond to questions raised about the school’s current standing. One former student, who posted an excerpt from the Stabroek News report, “President’s College no longer among top schools for NGSA high achievers,” questioned, “Why is it [the school] not meeting the “needs of our children best” anymore?”

In response to the criticism, Manickchand posted from her Facebook account, “Dear all, I am extremely pleased to see this robust …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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