Schools implored not to put additional financial burden on parents
Education Minister Ronald Thwaites is appealing to school administrators not to increase the financial burdens on parents by asking them to buy non-essential textbooks.
He made the appeal as he spoke to school leaders at a back-to-school conference at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education in Portland, today.
Thwaites noted that the Ministry of Education had already provided text books for children at the primary and secondary levels and parents do not need to purchase these.
He is imploring principals to advise parents about the books which are essential to supplement the ones provided by the Ministry.
Thwaites says schools have been provided with a list of suggested supplementary books.
The Ministry of Education in the meantime is advising parents to shop wisely for school books.
It says parents should check the newspaper this Sunday for the Ministry’s booklist guide or consult its website.
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