Thanks to your medium we all know now that Hans Kuilders is no longer the OCW representative on the BES islands. This actually means that the over 12 complaints made by teaching and non-teaching staff in 2012/2013 at the labor office on Saba, and reported to Mr. Kuilders, have probably ended in the garbage bin. A right to file a complaint against your employer was not taken seriously by Mr. Kuilders and his OCW department.
Complaints from teachers, letters signed by students and letters signed by parents were handed over to Mr. Kuilders and most likely ended in the same garbage bin.
Mr. Kuilders was fully aware of the problems at SCS but choose to stay neutral and reside on Bonaire instead of coming to Saba to solve the problems.
This brings me to his successor Mr. Oleana. Mr. Oleana was fully aware of what was going on at the SCS. But he chooses the same attitude as Kuilders, struisvogelpolitiek. “If you do not know it, you don’t have to do anything about it”.
Since 2012, Mr. Oleana tried to be the big shot, the one who had made it and had the knowledge in his pocket. He was the God Almighty for the ex-school board members since he tried to be the innovator, the improver and above all the most important person to deal with when it concerns education. He has kept this image and fooled many with this. Also in the past when he was working for the SGB.
Actually Mr. Oleana’s record as HAVO director at the SGB is deplorable. His few months in parliament shows mainly his absence and no contribution to any innovation towards education. His political background will favor those who fit his program. If not, he makes sure that you will be out.
As OCW representative he continued his performance described above. With other words a lot of BS but no solutions. Did he ever have the students at heart? Did he ever take the school as an institute serious? Did he ever show solidarity with the parents on Saba? I am sorry to say but his personality and political drive has been far more important than education in all its facets.
Because of his wonderful non-performance he has now been promoted by OCW. Makes me wonder how serious we have to take OCW nowadays if they decide to put a clown at this position. But maybe it are the clowns that makes education a selling product. After all clowns can fool anyone.