At Tuesday’s Standing Finance Committee in the Lower House, Education Minister Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly announced that some schools are one step closer to accepting migrant children.
Minister Gadsby-Dolly was responding to Opposition MP Anita Haynes-Alleyne who wanted to know what steps were being taken to accommodate migrant children into the school system.
Mrs. Haynes-Alleyne also requested to see the monies allocated in the 2024 budget that would help teachers better facilitate a classroom where students speaking a foreign language are integrated.
The Education Minister added that while there was no monetary allocation provided in the 2024 budget to help teachers improve their skills in an integrated classroom, other arrangements have already been made.
At least 80 migrant children have been pinpointed by the Catholic Education Board of Management as being ready to enter the Primary School system.