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Reinstate former St Hilda’s head girl, says National Secondary Students’ Council

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2015 | 10:27 AM

The National Secondary Students’ Council has joined calls for the administration of St Hilda’s High to reinstate its former head girl.

The school rescinded her appointment on the grounds of a potential conflict of interest with her alleged religious background.

It said the former head girl is a Jehovah's Witness and this would preclude her from performing duties related to the responsibilities of a head girl.

However, the girl’s mother has denied the clams and has accused St Hilda’s discrimination.

The National Secondary Students’ Council says it disagrees with the school’s action.

According to the council, the rescinding of the appointment breaches the student’s rights under the Convention on the Rights of a Child and the Jamaican Constitution.

The school’s decision has caused widespread debate on the move.

The Ministry of Education has instructed the school to take a second look at its decision.