$700k to upgrade three primary schools

The Honourable Minister for Education, Petter Saint Jean, has revealed that three schools have recently been upgraded with the assistance of donor agents.

Honourable Saint Jean made the pronouncement at Wednesday’s sitting of Parliament.

The Honourable Minister for Education declared that over $345k was injected into the Colihaut Primary School and come January 2017, students will return to an improved institution of learning.

The Education Minister used the opportunity to thank the people of the Colihaut Constituency for their understanding and patience following the havoc caused by Tropical Storm Erika on the school.

“We have dialogue with the school community and they understand the situation. The school is completely renovated. At this moment work is being done on the toilet block. While the school building is necessary, a school without appropriate toilet facilities is of non-effect,” Hon Saint Jean noted.

The Honourable Minister gave details of renovations done at the school.

“We have the done the fencing and we have expanded the land surface area to ensure that we create a safe environment for students and staff.”

Meanwhile Honourable Saint Jean stated that in excess of $365k has been injected into the Delices Primary School.

He reassured the people of Delices that he has been given every assurance from the Honourable Minister for Finance and Cabinet that their needs will be addressed.

Renovation at the school is 99% complete.

All that is missing is just a few windows that have been ordered. When they are delivered they will be mounted.”

Students of the Coulibistrie Primary School are already enjoying the upgrades at their school after returning in September 2016.

Over $20k was invested to execute renovations at the school.

The Hon Minister also expressed gratitude to the Barbados Cares, the President’s Charities Foundation and others for their contributions.

Hon Saint Jean Emphasized,We believe that we have a responsibility as Government to the people of Dominica.  This is why following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika, the Government recognize that every child ought to be given an opportunity at quality education.”