While most education institutions are celebrating their students
with the annual graduation ceremonies, at least one school will not
be staging its event at this time.
The All Saints Secondary School has postponed its graduation until
December 2023 – the acting principal, Elvin Hodge, is hoping.
In a letter dated Tuesday, June 13, parents were informed of the
postponement of the exercise.
Hodge tells them that, following a meeting between Director of
Education Clare Browne, the school’s management, and
representatives of the graduation committee, it was determined that
the list of students eligible for graduation needs to be re-examined.
The reason for reassessment was not stated in the letter.
To further compound the situation, Hodge writes, members of the
graduation committee have resigned, leaving the principal in a
Accordingly, the graduation ceremony was postponed, which, Hodge
says, was a decision made with a heavy heart, and he apologizes to
the parents for the inconvenience.
Sources in education circles allege that the Ministry of Education is
embarrassed that not enough of the school’s senior students have
“qualified” for graduation.
However, REAL News was unable to have this confirmed by school