Wednesday, June 10th, 2015. BMG : Reports suggest that some of the expected graduating class of 2015 at Wesley College in Belize City, whose ceremony is tonight, may not get to walk the aisle and receive their diplomas.
The school’s management announced in January to parents that the minimum grade point average (GPA) on a 4-point scale for graduation had been raised from 1.0 to 2.0. A letter to the high school’s Board of Directors complains that the change is like “moving the goal post while a game is in its final quarter,” and questions whether the school consulted with the Ministry of Education to ensure that proper procedure was being followed to make this change.
It is not currently clear whether the change is still in effect but the school is being accused of being “unfair and irrational” toward students whose grades were already in the 1.0 to 2.0 range.
Wesley is Belize City’s oldest high school, established in 1882, and one of its largest, with enrollment over 600.
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