Most schools should be ready for start of new term
Most of the island’s schools should be ready to open their doors to students at the start of the new school term. However, Eagle Hall Primary will not be among those ready come September.
Following a tour of a number of primary schools today by Acting Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Senator Lucille Moe; Parliamentary Secretary, Dr. Romel Springer; Permanent Secretary, Janet Phillips; Chief Education Officer, Karen Best and other education officials to assess the progress of repairs being carried out, it was deemed that most of the schools should be ready when school opens on Monday, September 10.
“Some of the schools are almost ready; they still have some way to go. I think the contractors are trying to complete what is left outstanding. Certainly, money is always a concern and Government is trying to ensure they can provide the funding to the contractors so that they can get the jobs completed,” Senator Moe stated.
However, she explained that the extent of the refurbishments being conducted at Eagle Primary School may make it impossible for that institution to welcome students in time for the start of the term. (BGIS)