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City and Guilds exams moved from Maldon High after riot

Published:Thursday | June 18, 2015 | 6:35 AM
The burnt-out shell of a Hiace minibus that was set ablaze on the compound of the Maldon High School by protesting residents yesterday.

Students registered to sit City and Guilds examinations today at Maldon High School in St James will have to write the exams elsewhere.

A statement from the Education Ministry last night said the Overseas Examination Commission has advised students to instead report to Irwin High or Herbert Morrison Technical High in Montego Bay. 

The Commission says students should attend whichever of the schools is nearest to them.

The advisory from the examination body follows a riot at Maldon High yesterday over the killing of a student on Tuesday. 

A mob threw stones into classrooms and reportedly set fire to a bus belonging to security personnel at the school.

It is understood that the residents were angry because classes were not suspended in light of the student's death.

The education ministry has condemned the incident.