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New schools on the cards

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

New schools on the cards

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ONE NEW SECONDARY school will be built, and some primary schools rebuilt over the next three years. 

This work will be funded by the Caribbean Development Bank and Government.

This was announced by Minister of Education Ronald Jones during a pause on his scheduled tour of 14 primary and nursery schools on the ministry’s domestic summer repair programme. That programme cost approximately $750 000 and much of the work should be completed for the opening of school on September 8.

“We will have work done on a new secondary school to be built at Searles, [Christ Church]. . . . It will most likely start next year,” said Jones.

He said several existing primary schools also had to be rebuilt.

“Wesley Hall, that is a very old structure. So you will do a new build on the site. . . . You will have a new build at Belmont Primary as well, a new build at St Martins Mangrove, . . . a new build at Boscobelle, new build at St Elizabeth Primary in St Joseph, you will have some plant enhancement at Wilkie Cumberbatch and St Philip’s Primary.

“So over the next three or so years you will have some plant enhancement but about five or so new build,” said Jones. (SP)