In a statement issued on Monday afternoon, The Ministry indicated that it has put a number of measures in place to address the issues being experienced at the Physics and Chemistry Labs of the Basseterre High School.
These include seeking assistance from the Health Department and the Bureau of Standards/Multipurpose Lab. In addition Dr Milton Whittaker conducted an in-depth investigation.
The Ministry said it has also contacted the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) in Trinidad. Two representatives of that organization will come to St. Kitts on Tuesday, November 20 to assess the situation and to make recommendations.
The Team from CARIRI will conduct Microbiological Analyses of samples taken from the lab, and surrounding areas.
In the mean time arrangements are been made for students to use other facilities to do their labs work and the affected area of the school has been cordoned off, the release added.
The Ministry said it regrets the inconvenience which has resulted from the unforeseen circumstances at hand but remains fully committed to doing all in its power to bring facilities at the school back to normalcy.
The Ministry’s statement was issued by Chief Education Officer, Clarice Cotton.