WATCH: Students at Pares Secondary School Protest



Students at the Pares Secondary School were protesting in their school uniforms earlier today. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the students have grievances with the school’s principal.

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  1. Lovell will fix this. Under a UPP administration each student in Antigua will have his or her own way. Discipline will be a thing of the past.

    • It’s already is I remember growing up in ottos as a youngster I have to have respect for my elders not now the kid’s these day’s don’t give a shit.

  2. And a child shall lead the way… y’all need to listen to the children… they’re not the only ones with gripe where that principal is concerned

  3. Does anyone know what was the reason for the students’ protest? Are you aware that Black boys with their Black race hair are subjected to a pencil test: If the pencil can’t go through their thick Black race hair they are sent home because they need a hair cut? Students who come from a disadvantage home with parents who can’t or won’t fight for them are sent home or suspended. Why are we so quick to blame the youths? Are we experiencing their struggles, their life and their situation at school? I hope none of your children ever have an issue at school because they will have to be good little children and silently sit and take the disadvantage. Ministry of Education need to investigate the leadership and what’s happening at the school.

    • Both boy and girls need to keep their hair and overall appearance neat and presentable! What they do now is what they will do in the workplace. If they are late for shcool, they will be late for work. They need to start NOW to take pride in their appearance, their work and RESPECT authority.

      • I agree they should be neat and presentable, but what does that mean? If my son’s Black race hair is more than 1/4 inch long but neatly patted down is he not presentable and why should he be deprived of an education because a pencil can’t go through his Black race hair? You would be surprised how respectful children can be when they are treated with respect. Real respect is not one way. True leadership is not power and authority focused. It’s about positive influence and respectful relationships.

        • Why do you keep raising the race card? This is not an issue of “Black race”. If his hair is more than 1/4 then he needs to cut it and keep it within the required length. We are grooming a set of future generation who think they can disregard the rules without consequence?

          There are rules and procedures to be followed if there is an issue. Where are the parents? If then they are not satisfied having conversed with the principal, the next step is to converse with the Ministry.

          Which ever teacher/s encouraged these students to protest, it will come back to bite them in the butt!


  5. “In early African civilisations, hairstyles could indicate a person’s family background, tribe and social status. Just about everything about a person’s identity could be learned by looking at the hair,” says journalist Lori Tharps. Excerpt from a BBC article.

    The legacy of colonialism, slavery and schools modeled off of our colonizers, oh how we have been robbed of our true identity. Our ancestors were shaved from head to toe to hide the lice and their sun depraved Middle Passage ship hulled skins were oiled to convey the illusion of health, and then they were placed on the auction block at Redcliffe Quay. It is 2022 and our black hair, male and female, is still an issue? If the issue is indeed hair length perhaps the Principal should visit the Cairo Museum and peruse the myriad of ancient afro picks and mummified remains which have natural unmistakable African hair texture.

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