Education Minister Hon. Tara Rivers defends the class sizes in public schools, saying they are on par with internationals standards.
Minister Rivers is responding to a parent’s concern that classroom sizes in the government schools are too large, children are falling behind in math and english, and therefore scholarships should be offered to the private schools.
The Education Minister says government aid is granted in cases where a private school can offer special needs not available in the public system, but warns to offer a blanket scholarship will send the wrong message. “There is an opportunity to have some assistance there, but to make the assumption that all private schools are better than public schools is an erroneous assumption to make,” she said.
Minister Rivers made her comments on last week’s The Panel.