Some parents seeking transfers for their children entering high school in September, are complaining about the high fees some schools are charging to facilitate the transfer.
They say they’re being asked to pay thousands of dollars in order to get their children into schools other than the ones in which they were placed in the recent Grade Six Achievement Test, GSAT.
Nationwide News spoke to one parent who wishes to remain anonymous.
Minister of Education Ruel Reid said in May that the Ministry will facilitate requests for transfers of students who have been assigned to schools far from their homes.
However, he did not say whether this would be done at a cost.
Nationwide News was unable to reach a representative from Mona High to explain why the transfer fee was suddenly increased.
St. Hughes and Holy Childhood High have confirmed there is a cost to complete a transfer.