Combermere to remain closed
The Ministry of Education has promised to update the parents and guardians of students of the Combermere school during the course of the week on work being conducted to correct environmental issues plaguing the Waterford institution.
The school was closed last Tuesday at the height of complaints of a foul odour, which caused teachers and students to experience problems including headaches, rashes and hoarseness.
In a statement today, the Ministry said a “special taskforce has been identified to monitor and oversee the work over the next week and will continue to monitor the environment at the school.”
It added that the school would remain closed until the Ministry was “satisfied that the investigative and remedial work at the Waterford site is completed.”
The Ministry has however advised parents and guardians of students writing CXC, CSEC, and CAPE examinations in May/June to pay their exam fees at the finance section of the ministry, Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St Michael.