School hall of ‘shame’
More than a year-and-a-half after a grand public unveiling by Minister of Education Ronald Jones, the administration of the Daryll Jordan Secondary is still to take possession of their assembly hall.
Sources close to the school confirmed to the DAILY NATION over the weekend that the near 1 000 students had reverted to morning assembly on the outside as the contractor returned to complete snagging.
While principal Stephen Jackman directed all queries to the Ministry of Education, sources noted that in addition to the current problem with morning assembly, the school had been unable to meet its community mandate or earn vital revenue because “technically the hall has still been in the possession of the contractor all this time”.
On November 9, 2012, on the same day that the former St Lucy Secondary School was officially renamed after its first principal, Minister of Education Ronald Jones and veteran St Lucy representative Denis Kellman jointly unveiled a plaque, officially opening the hall and naming it The Ifill And Phillips Auditorium.
Since then, however, a number of items were still to be completed by contractor ADC Building and Maintenance and these stood in the way of the official handing over of the facility to the administration of the school.