Here is a case where authorities at Orange County Middle School told a Haitian student to remove Haitian flag bandana at school.
Mitchpaelle Quetant, a student at the Meadowbrook Middle School in Orange County was upset when she was told by the school administrators to take off a bandana of the Haitian flag while she was going to celebrate the Haitian Flag day on May 18th. She was sent to school suspension when she refused to take off the flag. As per the school authority's dictum, the national flag was not the cause of the problem, but wearing bandana on campus was against the conduct of the school. The school principal has shown the Eyewitness News representatives that there were many students wearing shirts showing the Haitian flag and they were never asked to change. However, frustrated Quetant has said, the authority don't let us come to school and display our pride for our country.
The state exams in Haiti have the reputation of being one of the most difficult exams in the school system in the country. Historically, it has had a success rate of between 20 and 30 percent of passing the test for the first time. This year, we have the results of those who not only passed the baccalaureate exams, but with flying color.
Nine students have taken top honors in baccalaureate exams this year: three in West Department; three in South Department; one each in Northwest and Northeast Departments; and highest exam taker from Ouanaminthe.
But the government of Haiti's (GOH) plan for free education for all is failing miserably. In 2012 the National Education Fund (NEF) was raided for other GOH priorities. In addition GOH has illegally taxed the telecommunicatons and banking sectors to invest in the NEF.
School students in Haiti in uniform.
School Uniform Change Requirement Creates Conflict
Haiti's Council of Ministers made a decision to sign a presidential order requiring elementary and middle-school students to wear the same uniform during the 2015-2016 year.
Importers and traders say they did not get enough notice to supply everyone with the same uniform. They are asking ". . . to open as soon as possible a dialogue . . . to postpone . . . this decision to . . . 2015-2017.
The Kore Etidyan program offers to students a subsidy for their education. Each endowment is 2,000 gourdes at a time, going up to 18,000 gourdes per student for one academic year.
Eligible students must be enrolled at the State University of Haiti, a Public University in Region, or in any other eligible higher education school. They must exhibit regular school attendance, have a cell phone and a National Identification card. Failure to comply to these criteria will mean ineligibility for the subsidy.
The medical visitors to Dame Marie from ST. Francis Hospital in Connecticut in October 2011 were given welcome by hospital administrator, Pierre Antoine, who allowed the group a base in his home and acted as their guide and guard during their stay in Haiti's winsome west. Having his roots firmly founded, by the scale of generations, in Dame Marie, Antoine and his family became the best source for advocating the town and its potential to the visiting doctors. The family was subsequently invited to Hartford for a dinner.
The news that a parent never wants to hear was heard by the parents of Rooldine Lindor. The twenty year old Haitian student Rooldine Lindor was murdered in her Apartment in the Dominican Republic.
According to preliminary report, she was murdered on July 12, 2011 after being raped
This is a picture of the student protest in Port-au-Prince on Monday, November 13, 2012 as Haitian students continued their demonstration over the death of death of Damael d'Haiti. This student who was 24, died Saturday of a gunshot wound during a university party over the weekend at the School of Law and Social Sciences in Port-au-Prince.
Haitian police and CIMO fired tear gas. The Police officer accused for the shooting is in custody at the Judicial Police headquarters in Port-au-Prince.