Heavy investment have been made in educational sector: PM Roosevelt Skerrit

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Roseau, Dominica: Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit on Wednesday attended the construction ceremony of Mahaut Primary School. The school was severely affected by Hurricane Maria.

Joseph Isaac, Speaker of the House of Assembly of Dominica, Reginald Austrie Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Octavia Alfred Minister for Education, Chairman of Mahaut Village Council and other Cabinet members also attended the ceremony/

While addressing the public, PM Skerrit said that the government understands the concerns of students and teachers since it was damaged in Hurricane Maria.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said that Carnival Cruise Lines have committed to providing some funds for the rehabilitation of Mahaut Primary School.

PM Skerrit stated the government is constructing several new schools across Dominica. He also said the construction of the school is an investment to the future generations of the constituency.

PM Skerrit stated Labour Party have been investing heavily in the educational sector.

“There has been no way to build an economy and a better society if there has been no education,” stated Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

Furthermore, the prime minister stated that the budget for overseas education of students was less than a million, which the DLP government increased to 6 million.

“In the year 2020, when the revenue dropped by 33.3% due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government paid $23 million for the students studying overseas,” stated Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

He also noted that the government is providing free transportation for secondary school students studying in secondary schools. In addition, he said free textbooks, free bags and free uniforms have been given to the students who attend secondary school and primary school.

At the end of his address, PM Skerrit said that he was happy for the people in Mahaut and especially for the children of Mahaut who would be having the world’s best.