Public apology to student

first_imgDear Editor,Diversity in education and the creation of educational opportunities for students from diverse cultural backgrounds constitutes the bedrock of Mae’s Schools.As an educational institution, we are defined by the belief that a multiplicity of ideas and beliefs, cultures and cultural values enrich the learning experience of our students.We hold deeply the view that respect for and celebration of the several cultures which make up our country creates a diverse, dynamic environment for our students.On the day of May 25, 2018 there was a most unfortunate and deeply regrettable incident at our school. We recognise that this event created trauma for the student, his family and the community.We deeply regret the incident, and offer our most sincere and profound apologies to the student and his family for the hurt and pain which he suffered as a result.We recognise also that various aspects of the event have been mischaracterised and misrepresented in the media.It was not our intention to hurt, disrespect or degrade such an important part of the beautiful cultural mosaic which constitutes Guyana.Our primary focus and concern was, and remains, that the unintentional hurt and pain caused by this event be addressed in a manner which not only repairs any damage caused, but reconfirms our commitment to cultural diversity and its importance in the dynamic educational environment at Mae’s.We have engaged and will continue to engage those institutions in our society which are dedicated to protecting and promoting Indigenous culture as an integral part of our educational experience.We will continue to strive to provide increased educational opportunities to students from all cultures in an environment of creative dynamic learning, underpinned by discipline and rules.Sincerely,Stacey FrenchMae’s SchoolsDirectorlast_img read more