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Parents are lamenting over having to buy books
on their children s book lists that are never used,
the T&T Guardian has found.
Diane Mangroo, who has two children in secondary
school, said she has refused to buy certain books this
year because of the perennial problem.
In a brief interview at Mohammed s Bookstore,
Henry Street, Port-of-Spain, Mangroo said the sit-
uation was the same every year.
"Last year I bought two books, each for $350, but
they never used them in class," Mangroo said.
"This year they asked me to buy another book in
the same series but I will wait until they actually
have to use it to buy it," she said.
Juanita Belmontes, also shopping at Mohammed s
for school books, echoed Mangroo s sentiments.
"Every year the same thing happens. I buy books
that are quite expensive and they just remain there,"
she said. Belmontes said the problem existed in sec-
ondary schools in particular.
On Friday, Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh
warned principals to refrain from putting "undue
pressure" on parents by asking them to purchase
additional textbooks not on the ministry s lists.
Speaking to reporters after a ceremony for newly-
appointed school safety officers, Gopeesingh said
Government purchased textbooks on the basis of
recommendations by teachers and principals, so there
should be no instance where parents were asked to
buy additional textbooks.
"When on a yearly basis we are hearing of students
and parents having to buy thousands of dollars in
textbooks, that is not necessary at all," he added.
Another parent, who preferred not to give her
name, said more than 80 per cent of books on her
child s booklist were not covered by the Government
textbook rental programme and every year there were
books on the list that were never used.
However, of those included in the rental programme,
many were also not available on time, she said.
"The school would tell us hold on because they
haven t received it from the ministry and after some
time we just end up buying it," she added
She said finding all the books on the lists was dif-
ficult but she had grown accustomed after doing it
"Secondary school books are very expensive, so I
try to get the best prices. You get one here, one there
and it s just stressful. Schools should come up with
a programme to provide everything for one flat price,"
The body of the late Alimenta
Bishop is to be laid to rest at the
site where once it was believed the
remains of her son, deposed Grena-
dian prime minister Maurice Bish-
op, were buried after his assassi-
nation in 1983.
Funeral arrangements for Friday
were announced by the Bishop fam-
ily yesterday. Bishop died at her
Parade, St George s, home on Sat-
urday at the age of 98 (and not at
97, as previously reported).
There is as yet no word from the
Keith Mitchell administration on the
role of the government in honouring
the Bishop matriarch, who was also
the aunt of Governor General Dame
Cecile La Grenade.
Last year, researchers in pursuit
of the precise location of the body
of the slain prime minister led the
excavation of the St George s Centre
Cemetery. The search yielded no
results and the whereabouts of the
bodies of Maurice Bishop and other
executed members of his Cabinet
remain a mystery.
The site was nevertheless desig-
nated by the Maurice Bishop Patri-
otic Movement as a place where the
memory of the slain leader of the
1979-1983 People s Revolutionary
Government (PRG) would be peri-
Bishop and some of his senior
cabinet ministers were killed during
a deadly grab for power by a faction
within the PRG.
The funeral service for Alimenta
Bishop will be held at the Cathedral
of the Immaculate Conception,
which was seriously damaged by
hurricane Ivan in 2004.
Parents complain but
are still buying them
Teachers requesting unlisted textbooks
Funeral of Bishop's
mother on Friday
up at the
booth to pay
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