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Government of the Republic of
Trinidad and Tobago
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
Education Towers, No. 5St.
Vincent Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad
News Release 01st September, 2019
Repairs Completed at Five Schools With Challenges
Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education remains hopeful, barring any unforeseen
circumstances that outstanding repairs on a few schools can be completed in
time for the opening of schools on Monday 2nd September, 2019.
where schools have been decanted due to ongoing repairs, the Ministry has
ensured that the requisite facilities are provided for teachers to deliver the
curriculum in an environment most suitable for teaching and learning and
students have access to transport and other services to ensure they are not
denied their education.
Speaking at a
news conference on Friday 30th August, 2019, Minister Garcia named five
schools – Couva North Secondary, Aranguez North Secondary, Warrenville Government
Primary, Fishing Pond Government Primary and Woodbrook Secondary Schools, where
contractors were working feverishly to complete those projects. However, those
challenges have been overcome and all repairs are completed at these schools..
Education District, the cesspits at Warrenville Presbyterian Primary were
cleaned by workers from the Tunapuna
Regional Corporation, the cracks sealed and the school sanitized. At Aranguez North
Secondary, the leaking underground water lines were repaired, Both of these
schools are ready for opening on Monday. Meanwhile, at Couva South Secondary
School, WASA workers are repairing the leaking underground water lines.
The Ministry of
Education also engaged a contractor to construct two box drains and undertake
other infrastructural works at Fishing Pond Presbyterian Primary School. These
works have been completed for the school to open on Monday. Meanwhile, extensive
roof, ceilings and electrical repairs have been completed at Woodbrook
Secondary School and MTS workers are removing all debris from the compound to facilitate the opening of
On Friday, Minister
Garcia told the media the Ministry of Education took on one hundred and ninety
four (194) projects under the July August, 2019 Vacation Repairs Programme and
the contractors had completed seventy five percent (75%) of those projects by