While the debate continues in Barbados regarding which provides a more wholesome learning environment – single-sex schools or co-educational schools – the more important factor to consider is the quality of education that the students are getting regardless of which type of school they attend.
This was stressed by Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, at the St. Leonard’s Boys’ School Speech Day and Prize Giving Ceremony yesterday at the school.
“I know that the argument continues. I have not brought out one side of the coin or the other. The argument is about single-sex schools versus mixed-sex schools or mixed gender schools or co-educational institutions, and recently someone drew to my attention that it was said by a leading business entrepreneur that co-educational schools might be causing domestic violence.”