8th February 2016
Students who attended Monday’s Thanksgiving Service as part of Education Week 2016 were reminded of the efforts of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in improving the infrastructure of several learning institutions around the island.
Minister of Education, Science and Technology the Hon. Michael Browne told students in attendance at the service held at Spring Gardens Moravian Church that government’s commitment to education is solid, and priority is being given to the issues plaguing the system.
He announced that the Board of Education has sourced EC $ 500,000, which will be used to upgrade bathrooms within the public schools. Additionally, several institutions have been indentified where structural repairs will be carried out as a matter of urgency.
"We have requested from the government and have received capital budget to do repairs in three of our most challenged secondary schools,” Browne noted.
Antigua Girls’ High School, Ottos Comprehensive and Pares Secondary will be refurbished this year, according to Minister Browne, with other institutions expected to be given attention in 2017.
TN Kirnon School is another public institution that is listed for major repairs.
"We are going to do serious construction work in those schools. But it doesn’t mean because I did not call your school you will be left empty handed,” he told students. "Every single school in Antigua and Barbuda this summer will receive some form of upgrade," the minister concluded.