In preparation for this new journey most institutions are now preparing the classrooms and other facilities to accommodate the children at all levels. In this exercise major work is being undertaken at the Bronte Welsh
Primary School, Cayon High and Basseterre High, which has had its main campus closed for most of the past school year.
The Ministry of Education has indicated that it is dedicated to enhancing and maintaining the learning environment, as reflected in the measures that have been put in place to preserve the renovations.
Education Minister has called on students and teachers to play their part in the required maintenance of their facilities.
Minister Nigel Carty added that they have devised a maintenance mechanism whereby they have maintenance teams in three main sections of the country, Basseterre, the west-side of the country and the east-side of the country.
He stated, “We are going to engage plumbers, electricians, painters and so forth so that there is ongoing maintenance of our schools. I don’t think we have to wait until our schools or facilities fall into a serious state of disrepair to bring attention to them. That is what we are trying to do.”
The Senator stated that one of the things that need to happen in the schools, particularly in respect of the labs, “we need to have protocols of how we operate in our labs and part of it must be properly cleaning our spaces before and after work.”
“In our science labs, wood-work labs and metal-work spaces, we can’t just go in and cut wood and metal and at the end of the day walk out with our hands swinging. I think we have to train our students that as you go in you meet a place that is suitable for working; you must leave it in that same condition,” admonished Carty.
The Education Minister and his team expressed that they are pleased with the repairs that have been made and students can look forward to a more conducive learning environment. They also commended the contractors and their workers for their hard work and dedication to the projects.
Carty and other senior education officials recently toured the various schools to measure the progress of the renovation and repairs that are ongoing.