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Primary Schools Close For Good

Students graduated last Friday and schools in the capital closed their doors for summer but two in particular closed their doors for good.

Students and parents alike arrived to school as usual at the Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School and Mable Walker Primary.

Our Lady’s attributes its closing to lack of finances and Mable Walker to low enrollment.

Nicole Stubbs and Rose Bain both have children that attend Our Lady’s and voiced their optimistic opinions on the school’s decision.

“I was very sad when I found out they would be closing and so was my daughter,” Ms. Stubbs said.

“They taught her well, the teachers were nice and it’s a nice environment.”

Ms. Bain said she was so proud of her son and he had done so well.

“I’m thankful for the teachers and all their hard work so I took this opportunity to come and support them on their last day, I hope the students don’t leave with nothing but take everything they have been taught with them wherever they may go.”

Some parents however were not as happy about the decision as they felt it would affect their children’s momentum.

One parent said that their child was about to enter her last year primary school but would now have to complete it elsewhere.

“We were not informed of the closures in a timely fashion, I am extremely upset and my child does not want to leave, she has all her friends here.”

Another parent voiced her concerns of not having a job and having to find another way for her child to get to a school that is not in the immediate area as this is where she and her family reside.

Most parents said that they have made the necessary arrangements to ensure that their kids will continue their educations at schools of the same caliber.

Both principals at the two institutions declined speaking with the Bahama Journal.

Other schools also closing for good are Saint Bede’s Catholic Primary and Faith Temple Christian Academy.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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