Saint Lucia: Education Ministry accesses damage at Dame Pearlette Primary School

Saint Lucia: Education Ministry accesses damage at Dame Pearlette Primary School

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Saint Lucia: Ministry of Education, Sustainable Development, and Innovation has recently shared information regarding the damage assessment at the Dame Pearlette Primary School.

A team from the Ministry of Education conducted a damage assessment on the Dame Pearlette Primary School on the morning of November 7, 2022, to determine the severity of damage caused by heavy rains and flooding, which affected the school on Sunday.

The ministry has informed that clean-up has already begun, with many teachers and parents on the ground providing much-needed assistance.

The Corinth Secondary School, which serves as a shelter for the community during the hurricane season, was also assessed, and it was determined that the school was not impacted significantly by flood waters. The additional assessment was undertaken at the Bexon Primary, and it has been determined that no significant damage occurred at the school as a result of flooding. These schools remain closed during the assessment.

The team included Minister for Education Shawn Edward, Acting Chief Education Officer Dawson Ragunanan, Acting Director of Works Ginger Biroo and CDEMA Rep. Bernez Khodra. They were joined by MP for Gros-islet Kenson Casimir.

Furthermore, the ministry informed that an assessment is also being conducted by officers from the Electrical Unit of the Ministry of Infrastructure to help determine the full extent of electrical damage at the school.