GE­ORGE CHARLES SE­CONDARY TEM­PO­RAR­ILY RE­LO­CATED TO AC­COM­MO­DATE SALCC DI­VI­SIONS

The Star (St. Lucia) - - COMMENT -

The Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion will un­der­take ma­jor re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion to the Sir Arthur Lewis Com­mu­nity Col­lege, to ad­dress ex­ist­ing de­plorable con­di­tions of the build­ings of the Col­lege’s Morne com­plex.

A re­cent as­sess­ment done by the Caribbean Pub­lic Health Agency (CARPHA) has re­vealed that many of the Col­lege’s build­ings have air qual­ity is­sues and are in­fested with mold and ter­mites. The cost of ad­dress­ing th­ese is­sues at the Col­lege is es­ti­mated to be in ex­cess of EC$3 mil­lion, and the Govern­ment of Saint Lu­cia is seek­ing the as­sis­tance of the Caribbean De­vel­op­ment Bank (CDB) in this re­gard.

To pro­vide tem­po­rary ac­com­mo­da­tion to the staff and stu­dents of the Col­lege, the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion will make avail­able to the SALCC, the premises of the Ge­orge Charles Se­condary School as of Au­gust 15, 2016. As a re­sult, all stu­dents and staff as­signed to the Ge­orge Charles Se­condary School will be ac­com­mo­dated at the Jon Od­lum Se­condary School from Septem­ber 5, 2016.

The Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion apol­o­gizes for any in­con­ve­nience caused, and re­quests the co­op­er­a­tion and sup­port of par­ents and stu­dents, as it at­tempts to un­der­take the im­por­tant re­pairs at the Sir Arthur Lewis Com­mu­nity Col­lege. The Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion will also pro­vide trans­porta­tion to staff and stu­dents of the Ge­orge Charles Se­condary School, de­sirous of this ser­vice.

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