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.