Grenada Education Ministry shares update on ongoing construction works

The Education Ministry was quoted as, “Refurbishment work begun on five (5) schools during the week of March 7-11. All the projects are funded by the Government of Grenada and are estimated to cost a total of EC$2 million.”

Grenada Education Ministry shares update on ongoing construction works
Grenada Education Ministry shares update on ongoing construction works

Grenada: The Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development, Religious Affairs and Information has announced that around five (5) schools witnessed renovation between March 7 and March 11, 2022.

As per the ministry, the projects were funded by the Government of Grenada, and the worth of the project is approximately EC$ 2 million.

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The Education Ministry was quoted as, “Refurbishment work begun on five (5) schools during the week of March 7-11. All the projects are funded by the Government of Grenada and are estimated to cost a total of EC$2 million.”

While explaining the cost of each project, the education ministry mentioned, “Estimates Cost of Refurbishment is EC$ 540,126.04 for South St George Government School, EC$ 425,119.18 St George’s Seventh Day Adventist, EC$ 747,359.95 for St Andrew’s Anglican Secondary School, EC$287,329.50 for St Andrew’s Roman Catholic Primary, and EC$ 69,145.00 for St Andrew’s Handicraft Centre.

The government has also shared updates on the construction work at the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) General Construction at Westerhall Secondary School. It informed that the work is expected to be completed by March 31, 2022. The education ministry has lauded the workers for diligently completing their projects.

Grenada is among the OECS Member States directly benefitting from USD 10 million, which has been made available by the Global Partnership of Education (GPE) to implement the OECS Programme for Educational Advancement and Relevant Learning (PEARL).

The Minister of Education – Angella Finlary, has asked parents to send their wards to school to attend face-to-face classes. “School Attendance Officers are currently visiting schools to investigate students’ attendance patterns,” Finlary stated, adding, “According to the Education Act, if a student is chronically absent, the home will be visited, and the parents can be fined for imprisoned.”

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The Education ministry further notified that the libraries are now open for the students between the time period – 9 am to 5 pm on Mondays to Fridays.

The ministry further took some space to announce the upcoming events – World Down Syndrome Day on March 22, 2022, Fullbright Leadership Training on March 23, 2022, and Fullbright Grant Writing Workshop on March 24, 2022.