An eight-year-old schoolboy is currently warded at the San Fernando Teaching Hospital with a broken left leg after an incident at his school last month where he was allegedly attacked by another pupil while at school.
The schoolboy from South had to undergo surgery where a surgical pin was placed through- and- through his left leg just above the knee in an attempt to hold the broken bones together.
He is said to be in extreme pain and cannot be administered with strong painkillers at the moment.
The Government and the Anglican Church have decided to close the St Michael's School for Boys.
The decision was made via statement by the Office of the Prime Minister today.
"The Office of the Prime Minister (Gender and Child Affairs) and the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Trinidad and Tobago (the Anglican Church) are advising of the mutual decision to close the St Michael’s School for Boys (the School) located on the Diego Martin Main Road, Diego Martin.
The reason for the closure of the School is the drastic reduction in the number of residents at the School.
The Ministry of Education is advising that students of the Bishop Centenary College can return to school.
This follows reports that some students were being turned away for failure to pay the school's $500 maintenance fee.
A statement by the Ministry says that the Ministry and school administration have reached and an agreement and have further agreed to meet next week to discuss the matter.
The Ministry issued the following statement today: