Teachers: No space for more transfer students

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday 15th Febuary 2012

THE transfer of students from other schools is causing problems for Wardstrip Primary School in the National Capital District.
Headmaster Sam Puwa and lower primary section head Susie Uri said they lacked space and resources to accommodate all students transferring there.
“We are overcrowded now with more than 80 students from Grades 3-8, with limited space in 5-6 classrooms,” Uri said.
She said another problem was the shortage of teachers, with one teacher teaching 2-3 classes.
Puwa said parents should follow the procedures in getting transfers from the education office for their children to be enrolled at the Wardstrip school.
Puwa said without an approval from the office, he would be unable to enrol the child.
He discouraged parents from bringing their children to repeat Grade 8, saying that was illegal.
The school will hold a special meeting on Sunday to discuss the issue of project fees.