Ministry meets Mae’s over fee hikes

The two sides at the meeting (Ministry of Education photo)

Yesterday, a team of Ministry of Education (MoE) officials met with the management of Mae’s School to discuss proposed school fees hikes which go as high as 42%.

A release from the ministry said that the  MoE’s team lead by the Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson, comprised of the MoE Legal Officer Kellyanne Payne-Hercules along with Doodmattie Singh, MoE Private School Coordinator and National Parent Teachers Association Coordinator Nadia Hollingsworth.

The release said that representing Mae’s were Lucinda Mc Curdy, Administration (Ag),  Megan Archer, Director-Primary and Shaundell Beckles- Deputy Director- Primary. The release said that the two sides met and had a fruitful discourse with a view of arriving at a resolution that is acceptable to the school and parents of children at the early possible time.

In two weeks the MoE and the Mae’s team are scheduled to have another interface on the way forward.

Parents have protested outside of Mae’s over the proposed new fees.

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