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Jones: New schools on track

Yvette Best

Jones: New schools on track

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Government expects to complete its $100 million education project on time, despite the 18-month delay in getting it off the ground.

Speaking to the media after a tour of St Winifred’s School yesterday morning, Minister of Education Ronald Jones said they were still hoping to complete the five-year project in 2018 as planned. It includes new schools and enhancements for more than eight schools.

Noting that construction of the first new secondary school, targeted for Christ Church, should get under way next year, Jones said some of the schools would have to be done simultaneously.

“It means that we’re going to have to build, probably, two or three schools at a time as they roll out, so that we’re able to meet the 2018 deadline. So in three to four years we’re going to have to satisfy the completion of those schools.”

New structures or enhancements would be done for students at Wesley Hall, St Martin’s Mangrove, Belmont Primary, Chalky Mount, St John, St Elizabeth, St Philip, Wilkie Cumberbatch and a few others.

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