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Friday, 04 January 2019 09:26

Minister visits schools ahead of Monday re-opening

Minister of Education Nicolette Henry on Friday visited a few secondary schools across Georgetown to assess their readiness for Monday’s re-opening of public schools across the country.

Starting at the St Joseph High the tour included stops at the Richard Ishmael Secondary, Brickdam Secondary and ended at North Ruimveldt Multilateral Secondary. Visiting schools prior to re-opening is something regularly done by the minister.

“I am always concerned with value for money… you’re spending money to have schools ready, and I want to see that that really translates into an environment that is conducive to learning. So we come out here you see some things you’re really satisfied with in other areas were not quite satisfied,” Henry noted.

At the Richard Ishmael Secondary School, Henry spoke to the head teacher who gave details about some of the problems being faced by the school. The head teacher thanked the minister for coming, noting that the visit was a welcomed surprise.

Henry noted that while most schools are already all set, some are still getting there; but there is no need for worry, since all will be in place by Monday.

“I was satisfied that people took the time and the pride to do the work that they do very well. In some of the schools that we visited I was expecting that they would have been farther along in terms of preparation from [sic] Monday.

But it’s not a red flag issue because they’ll make it for Monday anyways; but I just thought that they would have been farther along, but nothing major. Generally we are pleased that people take their jobs seriously,” she noted.


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