Dominica: The Dominica Grammar School is currently undergoing a facelift which will set it apart from other educational buildings in the Caribbean country.
The rehabilitation of the school, which started in April 2022, and is expected to be completed in 2024, will ensure that students and teachers will have a modernized and more comfortable teaching and learning environment.
The rehabilitation works, which are being undertaken by the Montreal Management and Consultants Establishment (MMCE) Ltd.
MMCE will retain the two existing buildings but with major renovation works externally and internally. The works will be modernizing both structures to achieve harmony with the new buildings.
A third major building will be built similar to the two existing buildings for classes and lectures. Other areas on the campus will include a library, an administrative building, sporting facilities, a greenhouse, green areas and a modern auditorium that can host up to five hundred people.
Prime Minister Dr Roosevelt Skerrit, who had announced the project, says he is happy to see the project advancing as it will enhance the aesthetics while also creating a new environment for those who will use it.
Prime Minister Skerrit stated, “It is really going to be an edifice to behold. We can argue this point, but Grammar School has been the premier secondary school in Dominica, being one of the oldest, and certainly, we need to do something about the condition of the Grammar School.”
“So I am happy that we are advancing this because outside of the aesthetics, it will be very conducive to learning,” he added.
The Dominica Grammar School was built in 1893 and is one of the oldest education institutions in Dominica.