There is significant concern in the education sector about the number of children entering secondary school unable to properly read and write.

It was an issue raised by school teacher and regular talk show contributor, Sandy Kellman, on VOB’s Down to Brasstacks call-in program this morning.

Sandy Kellman.

Other educators tell Starcom Network News that there is a definite concern.

President of the Barbados Association of Principals of Public Secondary Schools, Stephen Jackman, says many students have significant deficits that have to be addressed when they enter secondary school.

 

He says the problem is of such concern that it has prompted the push for education reform which is aimed at overhauling the entire education system.

President of the Barbados Association of Principals of Public Secondary Schools, Stephen Jackman

President of the Barbados Union of Teachers, Rudy Lovell, also sees a problem and offers some recommendations.

BUT President Rudy Lovell.

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