Twenty-five of the nation’s schools received attention during the August vacation with a view to improving conditions for the students and staff that operate there. In addition, three new schools are down for construction.
Minister of Education and Human Resource Development Emmalin Pierre noted that while not all of the repairs and maintenance to the 25 schools have been completed, some were completed in time for the reopening of school.
Speaking at Tuesday’s post-cabinet briefing, the minister told the media that the government is focusing on continuing to build the education system, guided by the four pillars; access, equality, quality and relevance.
The three new schools to be constructed are the St. Andrews Anglican Primary School, St. David’s Catholic Secondary School and the Grenada Christian Academy. She said while those institutions are operating under conditions they’re not happy with, the comforting news is that Government is doing all it can to ease the discomfort and also to address other schools.
She highlighted that the 25 schools given attention in August are from a list from 35 schools Government identified as a first priority. The minister believes this is a great achievement while there is still a long way to go. She believes the administration is committed and will move more aggressively to fulfil the needs of the nation’s children.