UPDATED: Protest at SALCC over mold infestation

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UPDATED: Protest at SALCC over mold infestation


Authorities at the Sir Arthur Community College (SALCC) held a meeting following protest action organised by the Students’ Council this morning over mold infestation.

The placard-bearing protest started in front the Division of Teacher Education d=Department  at 8 a.m. and ended at about 10:30 a.m.

Classes for the affected students have been suspended for the remainder of the week and the Students’ Council has advised the school’s management that they will not return to classes until the matter is resolved.

A source said the Students’ Council decided to protest after teachers/lecturers were removed from the affected building when school re-opened late August, leaving the students to suffer for far too long.

“Many students are reacting to the mold – coughing, itching, and breathing problems,” one of the protesters told St. Lucia News Online (SNO), adding that as recent as yesterday one student coughed up blood.

“The school board listened to our concerns and suggestions to relocate classes. The board has a meeting now, so will be informed by tomorrow,” the source added.

Reports are that following the meeting, SALCC officials have made a commitment to address the situation immediately as well as long-term solutions.

 

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  1. Mr. Or ms. "Yeah". Lets stick to the facts. Ms. Or mr. "Mad cow" knows what they ar talking talking about prolly cuz they work at the institution just like I do cuz the alligation are not false. So lets not open our mouths and speak about what we do not know.

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  2. Finally Lucian students standing up for their rights. Molds are a potential health hazard. The toxins they produce can be toxic to the liver and kidneys.

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    • Lack of emphasis on food security is one cause. How about a very deficient health system. You can even protest the lack of morals and value in society. Do you need more??!! Smh

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  3. I don't mean to politicize everything, but the politicians of tomorrow better pay attention, cuz it looks like we have a new breed of public servant coming in.

    You teachers to be have my full support in that action as health is wealth!

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  4. It is not jus the Teachers division that is infested with mold . . . the Library is a source of continued concern, the business section, and the New Staff Block. The management had better act swiftly to deal with those problem areas or else there will be more protests!

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