BY SAMIE WAIKORI
HONIARA residents are imploring the Honiara City Council (HCC) to reconsider its decision to close down the Perch Christian School in East Honiara.
One such concerned citizen, Mr Jones Baea, tells Island Sun that the children are in the frontline of the issue and are suffering, whether HCC realises it or not.
He furthers, the closure directly abuses the rights of the students, and the longer it is allowed to linger, the abuse likewise continues.
The teachers and auxiliary staff along with their families are also affected since they are out of jobs.
Parents and guardians who have struggled to put their children their will also have their hard work gone to waste.
Mr Baea elaborates that the school also plays a key role in the country’s future and development, since it is training a good number of future leaders, who will no doubt be traumatised by the incident.
He pleads HCC to consider these implications and review its stand on the school’s closure.