CDB funds $1.7 million school repairs programme

The Ministry of Education is to spend approximately $1.7 million to upgrade primary and nursery schools ahead of the start of the new school year in September.

Director of the Educational Technical Management Unit of the Ministry of Education Richard Harrison said in a release the repairs, funded by the Caribbean Development Bank, began on July 7 and are scheduled to be completed on August 21.

According to the release the ministry is expected to spend $1.52 million of the total to carry out priority repairs at 18 schools across the island.

The refurbishment programme will address problems with roofs, bathrooms and nutrition areas, as well as electrical rewiring and storage improvements.

The new school year begins on Monday September 4 for teachers, and Monday September 11, for students.

One Response to CDB funds $1.7 million school repairs programme

  1. samantha walker August 15, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Money could be better spent on the Education System, perhaps introducing Black History books to uplift the children and boost their self-esteem. All renovations seem to “cosmetic” what it looks like to outsiders, however the changes that need to be made are to the structures of this society, they are archaic, outdated and very misleading.

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