Opposition Senator Dr Floyd Morris is demanding that the Office of the Children’s Advocate investigate allegations that students at the Salvation Army School for the Blind are facing discrimination from administrators appointed by the Salvation Army.
A group of staff members have written a petition outlining those and other concerns to the Education Ministry and the school’s administration.
According to the disgruntled staff members, administrators are referring to the students as ‘monkeys’ and ‘imposters’.
The staff members are calling on the Education Ministry to intervene.
In a letter to the Education Ministry’s Regional Director, dated October 22, a disgruntled staff member says Major Rodney Bungay’s leadership of the institution has created a toxic atmosphere.
In response, Commissioner of the Salvation Army Caribbean Territory, Devon Haughton, says he’ll thoroughly probe the allegations.