DeFreitas-led picket brings out students, teachers and parents demanding that children be educated

It was a commendable turnout on Tuesday morning, November 16, at the Ministry of Education headquarters, as parents, teachers and students showed up to support the efforts of the United Progressive Party (UPP) Candidate for St. John’s City South, Franz deFreitas.

DeFreitas, with short preparation, mounted the picket to protest the current state of education. This includes the lack of electronic devices; poor Internet access for students being taught via the Google Classroom platform; the vaccination mandate; and even the failed E-book initiative.

On the picket line today, deFreitas spoke with our  Ava “Sassy” Charles-McKenzie, host of the “Good Morning Sass Show.”

He says the fight is for a proper education system in Antigua and Barbuda, since the present one  seems to be broken.

Children as young as 12, the age from which the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine can be administered, were disgruntled that they are being forced to get vaccinated.