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I am writing a complaint regarding the education system at John Gray HIgh School when it comes to children graduating and taking their final exams. 

I have a friend whose child is a “slow learner” and not able to read and write properly. My friend and her husband are upset because of the fact that their child is allowed to sit the CXC exams, only to end in their child failing the exams. 

The parents feel that their child, as well as any other child who is behind, should be kept back in school until they are able to master their learning problems. 

I totally agree with their sentiments and I hope that the Education Minister will adopt that policy. Too many children are graduating from high school and can’t even fill out a simple form properly. 


Edward C. Ebanks