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Education Ministry says disabled student placed at Kingston Technical eligible for transfer

Published:Friday | June 19, 2015 | 6:02 PM
EJay Riley, who has sickle cell disease and also suffered a stroke, in his classroom at Half-Way Tree Primary School in St Andrew.

The Education Ministry says a case involving a disabled primary school boy who has been placed at a high school which is not conducive to easy mobility is ideal for transfer considerations. 

EJay Riley, a student of the Half-Way Tree Primary School, scored a 76 per cent average in his Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) and has been placed at Kingston Technical High. 

He has the sickle cell disease, and suffered a stroke in 2011 which has forced him to use a rollator to help his mobility. 

Kingston Technical High School is a multi-storey institution and the child's mother Patricia Riley has expressed concerns about its suitability for Ejay.

Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites, says given Ejay's situation, the Ministry would welcome an opportunity to discuss transfer possibilities with his parents. 

 

Education Minister Ronald Thwaites